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basal bodies

Featured collection: Basal bodies across eukaryotes

This series of short reviews, guest edited by Monica Bettencourt Dias and Mark Winey, introduces the essential elements of basal bodies in a variety of organisms in which they have been studied.

Basal bodies, the microtubule-based structures at the base of all types of cilia, have nine-fold, radial symmetry and are maintained into ciliary axonemes. This series illustrates simultaneously the highly conserved nature of this structure and the presence of species specific structures.


  1. Content type: Research


    Authors: Paola Roncaglia, Teunis J. P. van Dam, Karen R. Christie, Lora Nacheva, Grischa Toedt, Martijn A. Huynen, Rachael P. Huntley, Toby J. Gibson and Jane Lomax

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Philip L Beales, University College London, UK
Peter K Jackson, Stanford University, USA

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Cilia is an open access peer-reviewed journal that publishes high quality basic and translational research on the biology of cilia and diseases associated with ciliary dysfunction. Research approaches include cell and developmental biology, use of model organisms, and human and molecular genetics.

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