What is the function of the Golgi apparatus?
The Golgi apparatus is sometimes called the cell’s “mailroom” or “shipping department.” Proteins and other large molecules produced in the endoplasmic reticulum are brought to the Golgi apparatus, where they are modified and packaged for transport elsewhere in the cell. The cell’s genetic material is contained in the nucleus. The cell’s shape and structural integrity are due mainly to the cell membrane and the cytoskeleton. Cellular metabolic processes take place in the mitochondria.