Flagella: Definition, Structure & Functions


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Which of the following cellular structures does not have the same basic function as the others?

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1. The greatest structural similarities exist between the basal body of a eukaryotic flagellum and

2. Which of the following is NOT a difference between bacterial and archaeal flagella?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet pair will assess your knowledge of the structure and functions of flagella. The questions focus on the structures of the cell involving movement and how a basal body may have originated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Cellular structures involving movement
  • Differences between bacterial and archaeal flagella
  • What gets powered by ATP
  • Functions of flagella

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can review information regarding how a basal body may have originated and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as bacterial and archaeal flagella

Additional Learning

To learn more about how cells get around, review the corresponding lesson titled Flagella: Definition, Structure & Functions. This lesson will help you:

  • Define flagellum
  • Identify the three domains where flagellum can be found
  • Describe how the structures of flagella can differ
  • Understand the main purpose of a flagellum in the cell
  • Appreciate what cells can also use their flagella for