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Sat July 07, 2012 By:
 

WHAT IS THE DIFFRENCE BETWEEN SER&RER ?

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Mon July 09, 2012
SER refers to Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum whereas RER refers to Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum.
RER appears rough under microscope due to the presence of ribosomes attached to the ER whereas SER lacks these ribosomes and hence appears smooth under microscope.
The major function of the SER is the synthesis of lipids whereas those of RER is synthesis of proteins.
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