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Plate 1.7: Golgi Apparatus

Dorsal root ganglion cells

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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Dorsal root ganglion cells


Plate 1.7: Golgi Apparatus

Guinea pig, Kopsch's method, 612x.

This organelle was discovered by the Italian histologist Camillo Golgi in 1896. The method used here and modifications of it are the best available for revealing this important cell organelle.

Nucleus: Vesicular. Prominent nucleolus.

Cytoplasm: The Golgi apparatus is the only cytoplasmic organelle seen in this preparation.

Golgi apparatus: Reticulated appearance and highly developed in a perinuclear network. The Golgi apparatus is known to play an important role in packaging and concentrating protein-rich secretory products elaborated by glandular cells; in general, it does not appear to play a role in the synthetic mechanism. The Golgi apparatus is also found in cells that are not secretory, and its function in these cells is uncertain. It is stained black by this method.

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