Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 7, Cell Structure and Function - 7.2 - Cell Structure - 7.2 Assessment - Page 205: 3a


The rough ER has ribosomes on its surface while the smooth ER does not.

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The rough endoplasmic reticulum has ribosomes on its cristae, which gives it a spotted appearance, thus the name "Rough" ER. The smooth endoplasmic reticulum does not have ribosomes on its cristae.
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