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What is the function of the nucleolus?

  1. Jun 20, 2004 #1
    What is the function of the nucleolus? I read somewhere that it produces ribosomal rna - if this is the case how does it do this? Is the nucleolus composed of dna which forms chromosomes like the rest of the nucleus?
    Thanks. :-)
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 21, 2004 #2
    Yes, the nucleolus makes ribosomes.

    This http://cellbio.utmb.edu/cellbio/nucleus3.htm [Broken] can explain it better.

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