Difference between cilia and flagella in tabular form

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Difference between cilia and flagella in tabular form

Characters Cilia Flagella
Number present on organism’s Surface A Cell bears many Cilia, 300- 14,000 A cell bears few flagella, 1-4.
Length 2-10 m, comparatively very small 100-150
Occurrence Cilia occur throughout or on major part of the cell surface Flagella are commonly found at one end of the cell.
Functional differences

There is co-ordination in beating of different cilia of same cell.

Ciliary beating is asymmetrical

Cilia perform pendular or sweeping or rowing action.

Besides locomotion, cilia can perform function of circulation aeration, protection, feeding etc.

Flagella show independent beating

Flagellar beating is symmetrical

Flagella perform undulatory action

Flagella take part in locomotion only

Others Cilia may fuse to form cirri and undulating membrane Flagella donot fuse

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Difference between cilia and flagella in tabular form pdf 

Difference between cilia and flagella in tabular form

Difference between cilia and flagella in tabular form

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