- basal body
Structure found at the base of eukaryotic cilia and flagella consisting of a continuation of the nine outer sets of axonemal microtubules but with the addition of a C-tubule to form a triplet (like the centriole). May be self-replicating and serves as a nucleating centre for axonemal assembly. Anchored in the cytoplasm by rootlets. Synonymous with kinetosome.
Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.
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