Tagged: ribosome

The numbers game - Labrinth

Vic Arcus Feb 16, 2010

Biology is about big and small. Really big (a whale) and really, really small (a bacterial cell). For a beautiful visual tour of the big to the very small, I can recommend this from the Learn Genetics website (this website was recently awarded the Science prize for online resources in education). This animated web page lets you zoom … Read More

The ribo what? - Labrinth

Vic Arcus Nov 17, 2009

In the cellular city, there is one factory which reigns supreme and it is called the ribosome. This is the molecular factory which produces proteins. It is a monolithic molecular complex which literally “translates” the information in genes (encoded by sequences of DNA and RNA) into proteins. It is also very ancient and is found in all forms of life … Read More