Golgi Apparatus: Structure and Function

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What is the main function of the Golgi apparatus?

Packaging and secretion of proteins

Who is the scientist after whom the Golgi complex is named?

Camillo Golgi

What are the cup-shaped compartments that make up the Golgi body called?


Approximately how many cisternae are found in a typical Golgi stack?

~5 to 8

Where is the Golgi complex mostly found within the cell?

Near the nucleus

What is the primary source of proteins received by the Golgi apparatus?

Endoplasmic Reticulum

How many Golgi stacks are generally present in animal cells?

~10 to 20

What are the membranous connections between Golgi stacks called?

Tubular connections

What is the Golgi apparatus responsible for receiving from the Endoplasmic Reticulum?


How many cisternae are found in some protists?


This quiz covers the structure, function, and characteristics of the Golgi apparatus, also known as the Golgi complex or Golgi body. Learn about its membrane-bound compartments, its presence in eukaryotic cells, and its role in cellular processes.

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