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What is the difference between Cilia and Microvillus?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Nov 11, 2020

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K. Myers

K. Myers

K. Myers
K. Myers, Blogger, Chicago

Answered Sep 12, 2019

The cilia and the microvilli are known to be two types of protuberances that can be found in eukaryotic cells. They come with different functions. The cilia are known to be hair-like in appearance. Its main goal is to ensure that the dirt that comes from the outside will not go inside the body. It will act as a filter. The microvilli come from the epithelial cells.

They do not have basal granules that the cilia have. The cilia will also have the ability to move from one direction to another which it does in order to ensure that fluids will move towards one direction. The microvilli are not motile which means that it will not move.

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