Saturday, January 26, 2013

Comparison between Cilia and Flagella

Cilia and Flagella: Major differences
1.      They are very small sized (5-10µ long).
They are very longer (about 150µ long).
2.      Their number per cell range from 300 to 14000, occurring all over the cell surface.
Number is very less, usually 1-4 per cell.
3.      They beat in a coordinated rhythm either simultaneously (synchronous) or one after the other (metachronic).
They beat independent of each other.
4.      They help in locomotion, feeding circulation, aeration, etc.
They help in locomotion only.

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