Class 9
Chapter 5 Class 9 - The Fundamental Unit of Life

The Golgi body comprises 5 to 8 cup-shaped, series of compartments .

  • Its main function is the packaging and secretion of proteins .
  • In the Golgi Body the proteins made by the ER are packaged into membrane-bound vesicles (bags).
  • These are then transported to various destinations according to the cells need , such as lysosomes, plasma membrane, cell wall or wherever it is required.


Hence, the Golgi body assists all organelles with transportation services.

Therefore, it is called the “Secretary” organelle .

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