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- adj. Not motile
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- adj. (of spores or microorganisms) not capable of movement
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For example, reproduction in the cryptomonads is asexual and primarily via longitudinal cell division with the cell dividing in either a free-swimming or nonmotile condition.
The fliD mutant strain was completely nonmotile, indicating that these abnormal flagella were functionally defective.
The connecting neck is actually a modified, nonmotile cilium, so it is suspected that supplies reach the OS by IFT.
Many species exhibit oogamy, a type of anosogamy in which a flagellated sperm fertilizes a nonmotile egg.
That was the only evidence of nonmotile predation occurring in their immediate vicinity.
By contrast, cells also contain a single, nonmotile cilium known as the primary cilium.
In the first phase of dissemination, replicating microbes formed networks of nonmotile organisms that moved by adhering to the cells lining the tick midgut.
A symbiotic nonmotile insect about the size of the claw in your smallest digit. "