What is the difference between smooth endoplasmic reticulum and rough endoplasmic reticulum

Asked by umang | 10th May, 2015, 07:59: PM

Expert Answer:

Hi Umang,

Smooth endoplasmic reticulum

(i) Ribosomes are absent

(ii) Present near cell membrane

(iii) Main function is lipid synthesis

Rough endoplasmic reticulum

(i) Ribosomes are present

(ii) Present near nucleus

(iii) Main function is protein synthesis

Answered by  | 18th May, 2015, 06:01: PM

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