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The ribosome is the nanomachine that translates RNA bases from messenger RNA into amino acids and proteins. The principle function of a ribosome is to take messenger RNA (mRNA) derived from genes (typically stored as DNA) and use them as a template or recipe to construct poly-peptides (proteins) by matching 3-base RNA triplets (codons), one at a time, to amino acids using transfer rna (tRNA) to aid in the process.


Teaching about Ribosomes

Labs and Puzzles for Ribosomes

Selected Forum Posts

Puzzle Solving Resources

Puzzle Construction/Analysis Resources

  • Challenge Puzzle Creation contans the scondary structure, starting sequence, IUPAC constraints and locks for the three major robosome units and their domains.


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