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Fri June 17, 2011 By:

Mam , can you deeply tell that what is golgi body ? What is it's structure ? What are it's functions ? Where is it present ? How can we see them ? How does it work ? What are it's advantage & disadvantage ? The complet biodata of golgi body!!!

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Sat June 18, 2011
The Golgi body is found in cytoplasm of both plant and animal cells. It is composed of stacks of membrane-bound structures known as cisternae. Between four and eight cisternae are usually present in a stack. Each cisterna comprises a flat, membrane enclosed disc that includes special Golgi enzymes which modify or help to modify cargo proteins that travel through it.
The Golgi apparatus is integral in modifying, sorting, and packaging the macromolecules for cell secretion or use within the cell. It primarily modifies proteins delivered from the rough endoplasmic reticulum but is also involved in the transport of lipids around the cell, and the creation of lysosomes.  The enzymatic or hormonal contents of lysosomes, peroxisomes and secretory vesicles are packaged in membrane-bound vesicles at the periphery of the Golgi apparatus
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