Microtubules

ID #1320

Do cilia and flagella bend because both the Dynein and MT are anchored? The Dynein still want to move towards the - end, so the MT do the best they can to make that happen, causing them to bend?


Yes, that's absolutely correct. The dyneins do what they're supposed to -- they get closer to the minus end of the MTs, but since everything is anchored, they move the only way they can, and that's to bend.

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