Published Online: 24 APR 2006
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How to Cite
Lafontaine, D. L. and Tollervey, D. 2006. Ribosomal RNA. eLS. .
- Published Online: 24 APR 2006
All proteins are synthesized by ribosomes, large ribonucleic acid (RNA)–protein complexes that are the targets of several clinically relevant antibiotics. Ribosomes contain highly conserved ribosomal RNA (rRNA) species, which catalyse the key steps in protein synthesis, together with 70–80 proteins that play important roles in the correct folding and packaging of the rRNAs.
- RNA processing;