The endoplasmic reticulum has numerous functions including the manufacture of membranes and secretory proteins, carbohydrate and lipid synthesis and the detoxification of compounds. The function depends on which cells ? ... More » Science Biology Cells

The endoplasmic reticulum was discovered in 1945 by researchers Ernest Fullman, Keith Porter and Albert Claude. The endoplasmic reticulum is separated into two categories. The parts of the organelle with ribosomes on the... More » Science Biology Cells

The two types of endoplasmic reticulum are rough and smooth. The rough endoplasmic reticulum gets its name from the ribosomes covering its surface; these give it a rough appearance. The smooth endoplasmic reticulum does ... More » Science Biology Cells
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