Monthly Archives: March 2018

(Re)constructing a fundamental cellular structure: The stacked Golgi apparatus

Barlow blog highlight

The Golgi apparatus is a striking and fundamentally important organelle within eukaryotic cells, whose evolutionary origins are not fully understood. Research published today in BMC Biology helps uncover how the ancient Golgi may have formed and gained its important, stacked “pancake” structure. In this blog, author Lael Barlow discusses the research and explains the importance of taking an evolutionary approach to cell biology.