Mutational disruption of the 9 + 2 structure of the axoneme of Chlamydomonas flagella.

A mutant of Chlamydomonas, gam-5, which has short but variable-length, paralysed flagella has been characterized using electron microscopy and genetics. The flagellar axoneme shows varying degrees of disorganization of its 9 + 2 structure, and the structures that attach to the microtubule pairs may be wholly or partly missing or, if present, abnormal… (More)