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Compare and contrast cilia, flagella and pseudopodia

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    Flagella are tail like structure projecting from the cell body which helps in locomotion. Cilia are also tail like projecting from the the cell body. Though both are projectionsfrom the the cell body thay are different. In the case of flagella the motion is propeller-like. In contrast,cilia consists of coordinated back-and-forth cycling of many cilia on the cell surface.Thus, flagella serve for the propulsion of single cells,and motile cilia for the transport of fluids. Pseudopods or pseudopodia are temporary projections of eukaryotic cells.

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