Inside and Outside of the Trypanosome Flagellum:a Multifunctional Organelle

Microbes Infect. 2000 Dec;2(15):1865-74. doi: 10.1016/s1286-4579(00)01344-7.


Amongst the earliest eukaryotes, trypanosomes have developed conventional organelles but sometimes with extreme features rarely seen in other organisms. This is the case of the flagellum, containing conventional and unique structures whose role in infectivity is still enigmatic.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Flagella / physiology*
  • Flagella / ultrastructure*
  • Humans
  • Trypanosoma / pathogenicity
  • Trypanosoma / physiology*
  • Trypanosoma / ultrastructure
  • Trypanosomiasis / parasitology*