Self Quiz for Prokaryotic Cell Anatomy: Flagella

Study the material in this section and then write out the answers to these questions.
Do not just click on the answers and write them out. This will not test your understanding of this tutorial.


1. Describe the basic structure of a bacterial flagellum and state its function. (ans)

2. Define taxis. (ans)

3. Matching:

_____ surrounded by flagella (ans)

_____ a single flagellum at both ends (ans)

_____ periplasmic flagella found only in spirochetes (ans)

A. monotrichous
B. amphitrichous
C. lophotrichous
D. peritrichous
E. axial filaments

4. State how bacterial flagella may play a role in the initiation of innate immune defenses. (ans)

5. Briefly describe how bacterial flagella and chemotaxis may play a role in the pathogenocity of some bacteria. (ans)

6. Multiple Choice (ans)


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