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Ribosomes

Organelle:

Ribosomes manufacture proteins!


Ribosome

The ribosomes are attached to the endoplasmic reticulum.

Purpose

The ribosomes translate RNA into proteins.

Function

The ribosomes are small organelles attached to the endoplasmic reticulum. They take the RNA, which is a series of instructions from the nucleus, and translates into proteins, which are instructions that the cell can understand. They are very small, only about 10 nano-meters (smaller than most viruses).

Location

The ribosomes are attached to the endoplasmic reticulum.

 

Number

There may be hundreds in each cell

 

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