What Does A Ribosome Do?


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The function of a ribosome is that it produces proteins and packages them up and sends them to different parts of the cell
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Ribosomes are tiny organelles found in both animal and plant cells and in bacteria. They are globular proteins, which means they are blob like rather than long and thin. In the cell they cluster along a series of membranes called the rough endoplasmic reticulum.

Ribosomes are the protein making machines in the cell. They use a template made from the deoxyribonucleic acid, the DNA of one of the cell's genes to collect and assemble amino acids. The amino acids are joined together in long chains, according to the order given by the template. The template is made of RNA, ribonucleic acid.

Once the long string of amino acids is finished, it is sent through the endoplasic reticulum to the Golgi body, a series of flattened membrane discs in the cell. Here the protein is processed and folded and it attains its functional form. It then goes off to do its job in the cell, or is sent outside the cell to work elsewhere in the body.
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Various important functions are carried out by ribosome in a cell and are bodies that contain protein and RNA (ribonucleic acid) .they are involved in the synthesis of proteins. Their main function is to translate the sequence specified on the m RNA (messenger RNA) and arrange it into proteins. This process is called translation. The messenger RNA has the sequence in which the amino acids are to be arranged to form the new protein. The ribosome binds itself to the m RNA and then catalyses the assembly of amino acids according to the scheme specified in m RNA. Transfer RNA (t RNA) transports the required amino acids to the ribosome where they are assembled and the new protein is formed.
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Ribosome takes part in protein synthesis. It receives message from mRNA.
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A ribosome synthesises protein. It does the job of joining individual amino acids into chains of protein.

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