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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