Length of an average gap between two ribosomes on mRNA

Range ~19 codons
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Siwiak M, Zielenkiewicz P. Transimulation - protein biosynthesis web service. PloS ONE. 2013 Sep 05 8(9): e73943 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073943. p.3 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID24040122
Method Researchers developed a model to measure the absolute, translational activity at the level of individual genes.
Comments "Assuming that a ribosome covers 10 codons, the length of average gap between ribosomes equals ~19 codons, which corresponds to an earlier report [14], claiming 14– 28 codons between adjacent ribosomes."
Entered by Marlena Siwiak
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