The Golgi apparatus: 100 years of progress and controversy

Trends Cell Biol. 1998 Jan;8(1):2-10. doi: 10.1016/s0962-8924(97)01187-2.


Research on the Golgi apparatus has resulted in major advances in understanding its structure and functions, but many important questions remain unanswered. The history of the Golgi apparatus has been marked by arguments and controversies, some of which have been resolved, whereas others are still ongoing. This article charts progress in understanding the role of the Golgi apparatus during the 100 years since it was discovered, highlighting major milestones and discoveries that have led to the concepts of the organization and functions of this organelle that we have today.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Biology / history*
  • Golgi Apparatus / physiology*
  • Golgi Apparatus / ultrastructure
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Italy

Personal name as subject

  • C Golgi