(also basal granule)
An organelle that forms the base of a flagellum or cilium and that is similar to a centriole in structure and function. Also called kinetosome.
More example sentences
- Centrioles have the same structure as basal bodies, but have no transition zone.
- Perl cells inspected at LDT 9 had one dense spot of staining near the basal body of the flagella and less-intensely stained particles elsewhere.
- The co-overexpression of all four proteins led to overproduction of membrane-associated, partial basal body structures.