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Cell Structure and Cell Organelles

The Golgi Apparatus

Named after Camillo Golgi, the Golgi apparatus is the central distribution and material exchange system of the eukaryotic cell. Its primary function is to prepare ribosomal proteins and package them in vesicles. The Golgi apparatus can be found in most eukaryotic cells but is most strongly pronounced in secretory cells.

Fig.1
Dictyosome

A stack of multiple cisternae (flat membrane-bound structures).

Interior forms secretions. Taken together, all of the dictyosomes of a cell make up its Golgi apparatus.

Closes off Golgi vesicles: bubbles that enclose substances to be transported out of the cell.

3D animation: Exocytosis

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