, Volume 172, Issue 1, pp 3–11

Golgi apparatus and slime secretion in plants: the early implications and recent models of membrane traffic

  • E. Schnepf

DOI: 10.1007/BF01403716

Cite this article as:
Schnepf, E. Protoplasma (1993) 172: 3. doi:10.1007/BF01403716


The function of the Golgi apparatus in the secretion of plant slimes is reviewed. It is shown how the research on slime secretion has increased the knowledge on the structure and dynamics of dictyosomes. Current models on intradictyosomal membrane traffic-anterograde progression of complete cisternae or anterograde movement of lateral vesicles with stationary cisternae-are discussed in the light of old and new results on slime secreting plant cells.


Golgi apparatusSlime secretionMembrane traffic

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Schnepf
    • 1
  1. 1.ZellenlehreUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany