Asked Oct 23, 2019

Which of the following organelles produces and modifies polysaccharides that that will be secreted by a eukaryotic cell?

  1. Mitochondrion 
  2. Golgi apparatus
  3. Peroxisome 
  4. None of the above

Expert Answer

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An endomembrane system is a group of membranes and organelles in eukaryotic cells that work together to transport, modify carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. It includes a variety of organelles like endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, nuclear envelope, and lysosomes.  

Step 2

  Golgi apparatus is n organelle made up of flattened discs of the membrane. They make polysachharides or long chain carbohydrates as modify them by the addition or removal of branches on the carbohydrate.  The modified polysaccharides then move to the trans-Golgi network, where they are sorted. They are then moved throu...

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