Functional and phylogenetic aspects of the ciliary membrane: a comparative freeze-fracture study.

@article{Bardele1981FunctionalAP,
  title={Functional and phylogenetic aspects of the ciliary membrane: a comparative freeze-fracture study.},
  author={Christian F. Bardele},
  journal={Bio Systems},
  year={1981},
  volume={14 3-4},
  pages={
          403-21
        }
}
This paper illustrates the structural diversity of the ciliary membrane of the somatic ciliature in 68 ciliate genera and describes the interior architecture of several presumptive sensory cilia. Freeze-fracture technique reveals a variety of intramembrane particle arrays known as ciliary necklace, ciliary plaques, and ciliary rosettes. While the function of these arrays is still largely unknown, their distribution among ciliates suggests a phylogenetic correlation. Whereas current systems of… CONTINUE READING

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