Analysis of published studies reveals that flagellates and ciliates separately exhibit log-normal distributions of swimming speeds, and rescaling by the mean speed of each collapses them to a universal relationship.
The machinery that carries out programmed DNA rearrangements is composed of domesticated transposases. One is catalytically active, five play architectural function essential for the accuracy of the process.
Giardia, a multi-ciliated parasitic protist, maintains four different flagellar lengths by balancing flagellar length-independent IFT-mediated assembly with length-dependent kinesin-13 mediated disassembly.
Building on previous work (Doroquez et al., 2014), it is shown that the centriole core of the basal body degenerates, but the outer wall remodels to template the ciliary axoneme in a subset of C. elegans ciliated sensory neurons.
Systems-level analysis in vertebrate ciliated epithelial cells shows that the network of genes activated by the transcription factor Rfx2 controls the development, migration, insertion and function of these cells.
Genetic analyses in Drosophila establish the functional hierarchy of the ciliary transition zone module, Dzip1/Fam92/Cby, and reveal tissue specific variations in basal body anchoring pathways in fly ciliated tissues.