Number of codons physically occupied by a ribosome

Range ~12 Codons
Organism Eukaryotes
Reference Piques et al., Ribosome and transcript copy numbers, polysome occupancy and enzyme dynamics in Arabidopsis. Mol Syst Biol. 2009 5: p.10 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID19888209
Primary Source Wolin SL, Walter P. Ribosome pausing and stacking during translation of a eukaryotic mRNA. EMBO J. 1988 Nov7(11):3559-69.PubMed ID2850168
Method (primary source abstract:) Researchers devised a sensitive assay to determine the distribution of translating ribosomes on a mRNA
Comments A eukaryotic ribosome physically occupies about 12 codons (primary source)
Entered by Uri M
ID 107779