GRE Subject Test: Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology : Help with Ribosome Structure

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Example Question #26 : Cellular Structures And Functions

What is the site of ribosomal subunit synthesis in the cell?

Possible Answers:

Nucleus

Nucleolus

Smooth endoplasmic reticulum

Golgi apparatus

Correct answer:

Nucleolus

Explanation:

Ribosomal subunits are created in the nucleolus, a small area found inside of the nucleus.

Example Question #27 : Cellular Structures And Functions

How many RNA molecules are found in the small ribosomal subunit.

Possible Answers:

0

3

2

6

1

Correct answer:

1

Explanation:

The small subunit of the ribosome contains only one RNA molecule; the 16S rRNA in prokaryotes and the 18S rRNA in eukaryotes.

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