from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of or relating to a flagellum.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In entomology, pertaining to the flagellum of an antenna: as, flagellar joints.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to a
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When CheY is phosphorylated, it binds to certain flagellar proteins.
For example, bacterial cells are propelled by tiny rotary engines called flagellar motors that rotate at speeds up to 100,000 rpm.
I think the evolution of the bacterial flagellum is far too improbable to happen without deliberate fine-tuning of the events that lead up to it, even though most of the flagellar components have precursor homologues.
For instance, according to David DeRosier, "The mechanism of the flagellar motor remains a mystery."
Dispatches from the cutting edge of flagellar biology, part 1
Dispatches from the cutting edge of flagellar biology, part 2
I'm just noticing how quickly he moves to the "˜but ':" Maybe little cellular machines like the bacterial flagellar motor were designed by ingenious nano-technologists from Betelgeuse.
A correction to the paper by Liu & Ochman, “Stepwise formation of the bacterial flagellar system,” was just published in PNAS.
Maybe little cellular machines like the bacterial flagellar motor were designed by ingenious nano-technologists from Betelgeuse.
In order to test the assertion that athleticism is responsible for flagellar motion, we would need to be able to characterize athleticism in a way that allowed us to see if it really was what we were seeing or not.