Suminder Kaur, Academic Content Writer Biology at Edumarz
It was first discovered by Camillo Golgi.
Structure : It consists of a system of membrane bound vesicles which are arranged parallel to each other in a stack called cisterns
As these membranes are in connection with ER, they form a portion of the complex cellular membrane.
The material synthesized near the ER is packed and sent to various parts inside and outside the cells.
Function : storage, modifications and packing of products in vesicles.
It is also involved in the formation of lysosomes.
Structure : these are membrane bound sacs which are filled with digestive enzymes.
Formed by rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER).
These are sort of waste disposable system.
Keeps the cell clean by getting rid of any foreign materials as well as worn out cell organelles.
Lysosomes contain powerful enzymes which help in breakdown of all organic materials.
When a cell gets damaged, the lysosomes burst and the enzymes digest their own cells. Therefore, they are also called as ‘suicidal bag’ of a cell.