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What is the code for ribosomes?
Ribosomal DNA (rDNA) is a DNA sequence that codes for ribosomal RNA. These sequences regulate transcription initiation and amplification, and contain both transcribed and non-transcribed spacer segments.
How do you make ribosomes?
Eukaryote ribosomes are produced and assembled in the nucleolus. Ribosomal proteins enter the nucleolus and combine with the four rRNA strands to create the two ribosomal subunits (one small and one large) that will make up the completed ribosome (see Figure 1).
How are ribosome subunits named?
Ribosomes are composed of two subunits with densities of 50S and 30S (“S” refers to a unit of density called the Svedberg unit). The 30S subunit contains 16S rRNA and 21 proteins; the 50S subunit contains 5S and 23S rRNA and 31 proteins.
How big is the size of a ribosome?
The ribosome has a specialized structure, which is fundamentally a complex of ribonucleoprotein or RNA-protein. The size of the ribosome varies between 20 and 30 nanometres. Prokaryotic ribosomes include three separate rRNA molecules with small ribosomal subunit – 70s.
What is the function of the ribosome in the cell?
Ribosomes are the organelles that help in protein synthesis. Protein is required for many cell activities such as damage repair and other chemical processes. What is a ribosome composed of? A ribosome is composed of two subunits:
How long does it take a ribosome to make a protein?
Ribosomes can join up amino acids at a rate of 200 per minute. Small proteins can therefore be made fairly quickly but two to three hours are needed for larger proteins such as the massive 30,000 amino acid muscle protein titin. Ribosomes in prokaryotes use a slightly different process to produce proteins than do ribosomes in eukaryotes.
How many rRNA molecules are in a ribosome?
The size of the ribosome varies between 20 and 30 nanometres. Prokaryotic ribosomes include three separate rRNA molecules with small ribosomal subunit – 70s. The eukaryotic ribosomes comprise four separate rRNA molecules along with the large ribosomal subunit -80s.