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  • n. Plural form of ribosome.


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  • I mean, the chemistry prize was for something called ribosomes, which is an important piece of the machinery that makes proteins in cells.

    Nobel Prizes Awarded At Elaborate Ceremony

  • The RNA carrying the genetic information was first believed to be the RNA in ribosomes; for several years the hypothesis was formulated as "one gene-one ribosome-one protein".

    Advanced Information: The 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

  • To my satisfaction, these predictions were proven wrong, the ribosomes are alive and kicking (so am I) and their high resolution structures stimulated more advanced studies as well as the imagination of many youngsters, including my granddaughter, Noa, who is showing continuous interest, and invited me at the ages of 5 and 13 to explain to her classes what the ribosome is.

    Ada E. Yonath - Banquet Speech

  • All living things use an assembly of proteins and RNA molecules called ribosomes to build proteins according to the sequence of the genes.

    The Decline and Fall of the Animal Kingdom

  • In our cells, RNA is used to ferry information between DNA, which contains the genetic code, and machines called ribosomes that make proteins.

    Regenesis Reinventing Life

  • They have been built and are constantly being rebuilt by legions of natural nanomachines called ribosomes that are controlled by their DNA.

    I’m Working on That

  • According to the central dogma of molecular biology, information encoded in the DNA of the genome is copied by messenger RNA and then carried to subcellular structures called ribosomes, where the instructions are used to assemble proteins.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Until recently, RNA was thought to exist mostly to carry protein-building instructions from the DNA in the nucleus to protein-making factories called ribosomes in the cell's cytoplasm. - latest science and technology news stories

  • During protein synthesis, which is coordinated by so-called ribosomes, amino acids are brought out one by one by their respective tRNAs and inserted in the growing protein chain according to the instructions spelled out in the universal language of life-the genetic code. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Green, a professor of molecular biology and genetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has spent much of her career studying RNA and how the genetic information it carries is converted by the cell's protein factories - the large complexes of protein and RNA called ribosomes - into proteins.

    HHMI News


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