Scientists need to redraw picture of cell’s biggest organelle

Super-resolution microscopy reveals surprising details of endoplasmic reticulum’s architecture

Endoplasmic reticulum

CELLULAR SURPRISE  Super-resolution imaging of the endoplasmic reticulum, a multifaceted organelle within the cell, shows that it’s a tangled web of interconnected tubes, instead of containing flat sheets as previously believed.

J. Nixon-Abell et al/Science 2016

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