Ribosomes are cytoplasmic organelles common to both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. They comprise of proteins and ribosomal ribonucleic acid complex subunits. They primarily serve to translate messenger RNA to protein within the cytoplasm.

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Ribosomes
Explanation of how the information encoded in mRNA is translated into a polypeptide. Includes differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes by John W. Kimball, now retired from Harvard College.
Ribosomal Database Project
Resource with tutorial for data analysis, rRNA derived phylogenetic trees, and aligned and annotated rRNA sequences, maintained at the Center for Microbial Ecology, MSU, East Lansing, MI. (May 26, 2015)
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