Ribosomal Car Factory

a: Ribosome ~
b: Car Factory

What: "It uses its instructions, the gene, to produce a sports car or a tractor. The product of the ribosome however is a protein. Now each of the proteins is a long chain made up of 20 types of building blocks. The sequence of the building blocks dictates how the product will look."

Writer: Ada Yonath
Date: Oct 18 2011 10:58 AM

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