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#1 Anchovyforestbane

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 06:39 PM

In euglenophytes; firstly, by what mechanism is the water expelled from the contractile vacuole directed into the flagellum reservoir? Secondly, by what mechanism does the eyespot effect the cytoskeleton and, by extent, flagellum, to propel the cell towards light? 



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Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:43 AM

In euglenophytes; firstly, by what mechanism is the water expelled from the contractile vacuole directed into the flagellum reservoir? Secondly, by what mechanism does the eyespot effect the cytoskeleton and, by extent, flagellum, to propel the cell towards light? 

 

Good question, just in case anyone else hasnt got a clue what your question is about here is a wiki https://en.wikipedia...espot_apparatus and then something from research gate which appears to address all the points in your question https://www.research...nmental_changes you can request the full pdf if you wish.