What kind of cell moves by means of cilia or flagella?
protists. most likely consumers. they use flagella, cilia, and pseudopodia ( they are a mode of movement)
Cilia and flagella are hair like projections in a cell that help to move a single cell. Animals and plant cells lack cilia or flagella because they do not have the need to move about. Bacteria have flagella to help them move. However some animal cells have cilia or flagella. Sperms have flagella that help the sperm to move and reach the egg. The cells in the respiratory system have cilia that helps to trap…
Cilia and flagella are structurally similar but differentiated based on their function and length. Cilia are short, and there are usually hundreds of cilia per cell. Flagella are longer, and there are far fewer per cell, usually one to eight. Also, the motion of flagella is often undulating, whereas the motile cilia often perform a more complicated 3D motion with a power and recovery stroke.
Flagella is the tail-like piece connected to the Cell Body of certain prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and it functions in locomotion. The Cilia is an organelle found in eukaryotic cells that also project from the cell body. In Eukaryotic Cells the Cilia and Flagella make up a group of organelles called the undulipodia and the Cilia and Flagella are structurally similar.
Among human cells, what distinguishes cilia from flagella are, size, number, and pattern of movement. human cilia are shorter and more numerous than flagella. Under low magnification, cilia look like timy hairs. The cilia move in a rythmic, coordinated way to push substances along the cell surface. In the lining of the respiratory tract, the movement of cilia keeps contaminated mucus on cell surfaces moving toward the throat where it can be swallowed. In the…
Cilia and flagella move liquid past the surface of the cell. For single cells, such as sperm, this enables them to swim. For cells anchored in a tissue, like the epithelial cells lining our air passages, this moves liquid over the surface of the cell (e.g., driving particle-laden mucus toward the throat).