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What is golgi apparatus?

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  • Golgi apparatus was first described by Camillo Golgi inside the cell

  • Golgi apparatus are the stack of membrane bound vesicles placed parallel to each other

  • Sometimes the membranes of the Golgi apparatus are in continuation with the endoplasmic reticulum and the substances can be transported between them

  • Functions of Golgi apparatus:

    • Packaging the substances from the endoplasmic reticulum and transporting them to the different parts inside and outside the cell

    • Storage, modification and packaging of the substances

    • Conversion of simple sugar like glucose into complex sugar like glycogen and starch

    • Formation of lysosomes

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