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CiliumCytoplasmCilium basal bodyCell projectionCytoskeleton

Definition

The basal body is a barrel-shaped microtubule-based structure required for the formation of cilia. Basal bodies, structuraly related to and often interconvertible with centrioles, serves as a nucleation site for axoneme growth.

Synonyms

Ciliary basal body
Ciliary kinetosome
Cilium kinetosome

Category

› Cellular component
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