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GERL complex is associated with
A. Mitochondria
B. Lysosome
C. Golgi bodies
D. Ribosome

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Hint: Every living organism is made up of a basic living unit called a cell. This structure is common to both plants and animals along with microorganisms. It consists of certain organelles that work as independent units and carry out the functioning of the cell body.

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GERL complex is chiefly concerned with Golgi bodies associated with Endoplasmic reticulum inducing lysosome formation. Reason behind this is that the protein that is synthesized by rough endoplasmic reticulum is packaged by golgi bodies. Also, the duo is responsible for formation of lysosomes in a cell. Therefore the GERL complex is closely linked with one another having Golgi bodies as chief executive. Therefore, we can say that option C for the given question is the correct answer.
Now, let's look at the functioning of each of the cell organelle mentioned in options given above.
Lysosomes: They are concerned with providing protection to the cell by destroying harmful foreign bodies. They are also called, 'Suicide bags' of cell.
Mitochondria: is concerned with energy production for cells. It is also called 'powerhouse of the cell'.
Endoplasmic reticulum: It provides authentic frame structure to the cell. It gives a seat to ribosomes for protein synthesis. Also, it manufactures lipids and the metabolism of steroids for metabolism of cells.
Golgi bodies: are concerned with packaging synthesis of proteins. They also participate in lysosomes formation.

GERL stands for Golgi Endoplasmic Reticulum Lysosome complex. In a cell, these four structures form a basic framework of the cell therefore, are collectively responsible for Endocytotic movement (the process of providing a pathway to an object for entry into the cell) as well as Exocytotic movement (the process of providing a pathway to an object for exit from the cell).