Basic Biology


What is the function of the Golgi apparatus?

The Golgi apparatus (frequently called the Golgi body), first described in 1898 by Italian histologist Camillo Golgi (1843–1926), is a collection of flattened stacks of membranes. It serves as the packaging center for cell products. It collects materials at one place in the cell, and packages them into vesicles for use elsewhere in the cell or for transportation out of the cell.


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