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File:Average prokaryote cell- en.svg. Ribosome. Figure 1 : The ribosome assembles polymericproteinmolecules whose sequence is controlled by the sequence of messenger RNA molecules.


This is required by all living cells and associated viruses. The sequence of DNA encoding for a protein may be copied many times into messenger RNA (mRNA) chains of a similar sequence. Ribosomes can bind to an mRNA chain and use it as a template for determining the correct sequence of amino acids in a particular protein. Amino acids are selected, collected and carried to the ribosome by transfer RNA (tRNA molecules), which enter one part of the ribosome and bind to the messenger RNA chain. The attached amino acids are then linked together by another part of the ribosome. Cell (biology) The cell (from Latin cella, meaning "small room"[1]) is the basic structural, functional and biological unit of all known living organisms.

Cell (biology)

Cells are the smallest unit of life that can replicate independently, and are often called the "building blocks of life". The study of cells is called cell biology. The cell was discovered by Robert Hooke in 1665. Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes, & Viruses Tutorial. The Biology Project > Cell Biology > PEV > Problems Problem 2: Organelles Which statement best describes the function of the rough endoplasmic reticulum?

Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes, & Viruses Tutorial

Problem 1 | Problem 3 Vocabulary The Biology Project > Cell Biology > P.E.V. > Problems. Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes, & Viruses Tutorial. Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes, & Viruses Tutorial. Recent studies show that having low virus levels allow longer life (Science 272, 1124 (1996)) Molecular studies of HIV have led to the development of drugs that interfere with viral biology.

Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes, & Viruses Tutorial

Taking a combination of three drugs, indinavir, zidovudine, and lamivudine caused 85% of patients to have no detectable virus in their blood. Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes, & Viruses Tutorial. Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes, & Viruses Tutorial.