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An organelle that forms the base of a flagellum or cilium.Also called kinetosome
- ‘The co-overexpression of all four proteins led to overproduction of membrane-associated, partial basal body structures.’
- ‘Centrioles have the same structure as basal bodies, but have no transition zone.’
- ‘This is the most general and primitive form of a complex of the nucleus with (usually four) basal bodies and associated flagella, microtubular tissues and fibers.’
- ‘Perl cells inspected at LDT 9 had one dense spot of staining near the basal body of the flagella and less-intensely stained particles elsewhere.’
- ‘It may imply some mechanical flexibility of the basal body structure against deformation in nanometer scales.’
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