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A single mRNA strand is attached to sevaral ribosomes?

  1. Feb 7, 2012 #1
    My book says that ' several ribosomes work on the same mRNA strand at the same time.'
    Does this mean that a single mRNA strand is attached to sevaral ribosomes?
     
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  3. Feb 7, 2012 #2

    bobze

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    Re: mRNA

    Rather several ribosomes are attached to an mRNA strand: polysomes
     
  4. Feb 7, 2012 #3

    atyy

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    Re: mRNA

    Here's a picture: http://bass.bio.uci.edu/~hudel/bs99a/lecture23/lecture4_2.html [Broken]
     
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  5. Feb 8, 2012 #4
    oh I get it. thanks
     
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