Who Discovered Ribosomes?


Ribosomes are fascinating sub cellular organelles that play a key role in the organism discovered by George Palade a biologist from Rome in the mid-1950s with the use of a high-powered electron microscope. The term 'ribosome' was proposed by scientist Richard B. Roberts in 1958.
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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009 was awarded to Drs Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome"
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Ribosomes were discovered by George E. Palade in 1955. He also discovered tha ribosomes performed protein synthesis in the cells. In 1974, he was awarded the Nobel Prize. You can find more information here: http://www.nature.com/scitable/definition/ribosome-194
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