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MembraneEndomembrane system

Definition

A collection of membranous structures involved in transport within the cell. The main components of the endomembrane system are endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, vesicles and cell membrane and nuclear envelope. The endomembrane system does not include the membranes of mitochondria or plastids.

Synonyms

Endomembrane

Category

› Cellular component

GOi

endomembrane system [ GO:0012505 ]