Fimbriae – Class 12 | Chapter – 3 | Biology Short Notes Series PDF

Fimbriae: Fimbriae are finger-like projections on the ends of your fallopian tubes closest to your ovaries. Each month, it catches the egg that one of ovaries releases during ovulation. It then sweep the egg (ovum) into the fallopian tube where the egg can be fertilized. Fimbriae are just one small portion of your fallopian tubes, but they play a significant role in conception.

  • It enable the bacteria in colonization of environmental cells or surfaces and help in resisting flushing.
  • It comprises 100% protein known as pilin or fimbrilin consisting of close to 163 amino acids.
  • The shaft having Pilin consists of adhesive tip structures towards its terminal with a shape that corresponds to that of particular glycolipid receptors on the cell of the host.

Function of Fimbriae

  • It allow ovaries and your fallopian tubes to work in sync.
  • The eggs travel from the ovaries to the uterus through them.

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