Ribosomes are organelles that process the cellís genetic instructions to create proteins. These organelles can float freely in the cytoplasm or be connected to the endoplasmic reticulum.

Source: GHR (NLM/NIH)1

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Ribosomes: Multicomponent ribonucleoprotein structures found in the Cytoplasm of all cells, and in Mitochondria, and Plastids. They function in Protein Biosynthesis via Genetic Translation.2


Types may include:3

Types of Ribosome:

  • Free Ribosome
  • Membrane-attached Polyribosome
  • Membrane-attached Ribosome

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  1. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ primer/ basics/ cell
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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