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In which of the following groups of animals are flagella and cilia found?


Question

In which of the following groups of animals are flagella and cilia found?

Options

A)
Flatworms
B)
Annelids
C)
Coelenterates
D)
protozoa
E)
Nematodes

The correct answer is D.

Explanation:

Flagella and cilia are found in protozoa. Flagella are slender thread-like structures, especially microscopic whip-like appendages which enables many protozoa, bacteria, spermatozoa, etc. to swim. Cilia are microscopic, hair-like structures that extend outwardfrom the surface of protozoan cells.


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Discussion (3)

  • Flatworms does not consist of cilia and flagella so definitely wrong
    Annelids wrong
    Protozoan is definitely the right answer because examples of protozoa are d euglena and paracemiun and euglena possess flagella for movement and paramecium possess cilia for movement so option D is definitely the right answer

  • Flagella is found in Euglena,while cilia is found in paramecium.
    Euglena and paramecium are both protozoans.
    Therefore, option D is 💯 correct
    Cilia and flagella perform the function of locomotion.

  • Flagella and cilia are found in protozoa. Flagella are slender thread-like structures, especially microscopic whip-like appendages which enables many protozoa, bacteria, spermatozoa, etc. to swim. Cilia are microscopic, hair-like structures that extend outwardfrom the surface of protozoan cells.