What is the nucleolus?


Nucleolus is a non-membrane bound structure that contains proteins and nucleic acids found within the nucleus. It also the DNA templates for ribosomal RNA and its ultra-structure can be seen through an electron microscope.
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The nucleolus is a prominent sub-nuclear structure that is not bound by a membrane and resides within the nuclear matrix. Though known to exist since the eighteenth century, the primary function of the nucleolus was not discovered until the 1960s. It... More »
The main nucleolus function is production of subunits which together form the ribosomes. The ribosomes are known to produce or manufacture proteins and therefore, the nucleolus plays an indirect role in protein synthesis. Out of the total production of RNA that takes place in cells, nucleolus is involved in 50% of the RNA synthesis.
The nucleolus is a non-membrane cellular structure composed of proteins and nucleic acids, typically found in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells. It is usually formed around specific genetic loci which known as nucleolar organising regions.
The nucleolus is a cell is responsible for making ribosomes, ribosomes or RNA's which are what is responsible for 'making' proteins. The RNA's are turned into proteins in the nucleolus.
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