What is the structure of ribosomes?

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Of what are ribosomes made?

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Ribosomes are special organelles that are directly involved in protein synthesis. They are made of RNA (ribonucleic acid) and protein and are manufactured in the nucleus (from a DNA template), then go out into the cytoplasm to function. Ribosomes of prokaryotes and eukaryotes are chemically different enough that some of our antibiotics such as tetracycline, streptomycin, and the new Zithromax® (azithromycin), can interfere with bacterial ribosomes? ability to do protein synthesis without also interfering with our ribosomes.

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Round and hard and small and i don't really know, thank you very much, I love biology. Oh absolutely.

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Yes, the answer is entirely in the protein synthesis review. Choose "cell biology" from the menu on the left and then the protein synthesis review.

There you will read that "ribosomes are made of two subunits, the small subunit and the large subunit. Theses subunits are made of ribosomic RNA (rRNA) and proteins..."

You can also study the ribosomes with the cell structure review.

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