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Bacterial Ribosomes: Assembly

  1. Knud H Nierhaus

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003947



How to Cite

Nierhaus, K. H. 2006. Bacterial Ribosomes: Assembly. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006


A ribosome consists of 50–70 different components and is, therefore, one of the most complicated structures known in biology. The large number of components requires a highly coordinated synthesis and assembly.


  • translation;
  • assembly gradient;
  • assembly maps;
  • reconstitution;
  • ribosomal