Ribosome content

Range 62% RNA: 38% protein %
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Ridgway D et al., Coarse-grained molecular simulation of diffusion and reaction kinetics in a crowded virtual cytoplasm. Biophys J. 2008 May 15 94(10):3748-59. doi: 10.1529/biophysj.107.116053 p.3751 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID18234819
Comments "In terms of its dry weight, the cytosolic content of E. coli consists mainly of ribosomes (62% RNA, 38% protein, constituting 40–50% of cell weight) and free protein (20–30%)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109047