Golgi body

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Fig. 1. The Golgi apparatus and mitochondria in the cytoplasm of Alveolinella quoyi (d'Orbigny) from the Maldive Islands, Indian Ocean. Transmission electron micrograph, x 50,000. Courtesy S Reber-Leutenegger. G: Golgi apparatus with its cisternae (cist); M: mitochondrium with its cristae (cr); (Hottinger, 2006; fig. 56)[1] CC/BY-NC-SA)

Definition

  • according to Hottinger (2006):

GOLGI BODY - (=Golgi apparatus); a cell organelle consisting of a stack of flattened vacuolar cavities (cisternae). In the foraminiferal cell, the Golgi body produces the high-magnesium calcite needles which, after exocytosis, are used for bonding grains in the agglutinated shell or for the construction of porcelaneous walls.




See also

References

Hottinger (2006), Illustrated glossary of terms used in foraminiferal research. Carnets de Géologie, Memoir 2, ISSN 1634-0744

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