ROUGH ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM
Size & Shape:
The rough endoplasmic reticulum is distinguished by the ribosomes embedded
on its intertwining membrane. Because of these ribosomes, the rough
endoplasmic reticulum is responsible for protein synthesis. Among the
proteins synthesized there are secretory, lysosomal, or plant vacuolar.
As the proteins are manufactured in this organelle, they are passed
to the Golgi apparatus where they are modified further.