What Does the Ribosome Do?


The ribosome is the organelle within a cell where proteins are produced. Ribosomes can be found attached to the endoplasmic reticulum or floating around in the cytoplasm.
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All living cells contain ribosomes, tiny organelles composed of approximately 60 percent ribosomal RNA (rRNA) and 40 percent protein. However, though they are generally described as organelles, it is important to note that ribosomes are not bound... More »
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The ribosomes are roughly spherical in shape, and vary in size. For instance, prokaryotic ribosomes are around 20 nm in diameter, while Eukaryotic ribosomes are ...
Ribosomes are small organelles that are made up of 50 proteins and several long ribosomal RNAs (rRNAs) intricately bound together. They have no membranes and ...
The ribosomes are a part of the cell which produce chains of protein. The ribosomes are created within the cell in an organelle which is called the nucleolus. ...
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