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- n. A eukaryotic cell with a single flagellum; thought to be the ancestor of all animals
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TC-S 2009 JEM (free access) argued (sigh.) for an important aspect of the unikont-bikont split being cytoskeletally amoeboid vs. flagellate cell morphologies (see my Naegleria post for further info), as well as evoking lateral transfer of myosin II (a motor protein