Euglena use what structure for movement?

1 Answer
Jan 3, 2017

The two features that facilitate movement in Euglena are flagella and eyespot.


The flagella is an important appendage. It is a long whip like appendage, attached to the body. It turns and twists in the water in order to push the body through water.

The eye spot plays a vital role in giving a sense of direction to movement in Euglena. It is located in the anterior of the body. The eyespot is a light sensitive , pigmented organelle, which is capable of detecting sunlight.
Thus eyespot orients the movement of euglena towards the direction of light, where it can collect sunlight for making food.