Arun Malhotra, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
Published online: May 2001
Ribosomal RNAs (rRNA) are essential components of ribosomes which are responsible for protein synthesis in all living cells.
rRNA structure can be described at several levels – at the level of their primary sequences and secondary structures, as well
as in terms of their tertiary folds of macromolecules within the ribosomal subunits.
Keywords: ribosome; RNA structure; translation; macromolecular structure
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