“Cilia” is the Latin name for “eyelash”. Found on some parts of the human body, it’s presence in the inner ear makes hearing a possibility. These hair-like tiny structures are the reason why some of the single celled organisms are able to move from a single place to another. Cilia or Cilium provide protection from infections and germs. Just as we say “Individuals score points, but teams win games”, Cilia work together for the common cause of You do not have access to view this node.
When we say that Cilia is a” hair like” structure it means that Cilia, is in the shape of a tube and has fine long fibers at its end called as Microtubules which assist in the movement of the You do not have access to view this node. The Microtubules form a pair and each pair formed is called a doublet. The cross-section of the doublet of Microtubules is in the form of the figue”8”. The Microtubules are arranged in a pattern wherein nine doublets form the larger ring in what is known as the 9-2 pattern. This structure of Cilia helped independent cellular structures like Paramecia to locate food rather than wait for food.
Wondering where the Cilia get energy to do so many things? Cilia is provided by Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) from the energy power houses of the cell known as the Mitochondria.
Just like even the smallest organelle in our body has an important function without which it would result in a major problem cropping up elsewhere. Same with Cilia too.
Cilia protect our system from presence of foreign bodies as they prevent their entry through the nasal passage. Even if they do enter, Cilia are responsible for extracting out dirt and debris from the nasal passage by reverse You do not have access to view this node. Sneezing is one of the ways in which Cilia expels out germs that enter the nose.