Maximal dimension in each direction of 70S (intact) ribosome

Value 210 Å
Organism Bacteria Thermus thermophilus
Reference Cate JH, Yusupov MM, Yusupova GZ, Earnest TN, Noller HF. X-ray crystal structures of 70S ribosome functional complexes. Science. 1999 Sep 24 285(5436):2095-104PubMed ID10497122
Method In x-ray crystallography biological molecules are precipitated into crystals and beamed with x rays which scatter on to a film. The wave length of X-rays is similar to that of distance between atoms allowing the view of atomic structures according to the pattern of scattering (or diffraction).
Entered by Uri M
ID 104918