The test cell in the ovary of the tunicate Styela contains a large and robust Golgi complex which demonstrates a regional structural differentiation. In one of the regions, branching of the lamellae occurs resulting in a honeycomb or lattice-type arrangement. Small, dense granules or homogeneous material of moderate density may be present within certain of the Golgi cisternae. The close association, or continuity in some cases, between elements of the Golgi complex and immature forms of pigment suggests that the Golgi complex in these cells is involved in pigment formation. These relationships are shown and discussed in terms of possible functional significance.
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