Decrease of observed ribosome density compared to maximum theoretical packing

Range ~3 Fold lower
Organism Unspecified
Reference Piques et al., Ribosome and transcript copy numbers, polysome occupancy and enzyme dynamics in Arabidopsis. Mol Syst Biol. 2009 5: p.9 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID19888209
Method Ultramicroscopy of Escherichia coli polysomes
Comments For the LPS fraction, researchers used a ribosome density of 6.6 kb^-1 on the basis of ultramicroscopy of Escherichia coli polysomes (Brandt et al, 2009). This is about threefold lower than the maximum theoretical packing, based on the structure of the ribosome, and is slightly higher than the packing estimated from detailed analyses of budding yeast polysomes (Arava et al, 2003 MacKay et al, 2004).
Entered by Uri M
ID 107778