What is a dimmer in ribosome?

Asked by pb_ckt | 3rd May, 2019, 11:59: PM

Expert Answer:

Ribosomes generally consist of a large subunit and a small subunit which fit together through non-covalent interaction. The large and small subunits are each made up of specialized RNA known as ribosomal RNA and dozens of distinct proteins. A ribosome dimer refers to the complex formed by the large and small subunit of the ribosome.

In some bacterial species such as Escherichia coli, ribosome dimers are a translationally inactive form of ribosomes.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 4th May, 2019, 11:19: AM