Rate of translation by ribosome

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Range 12-21 amino acids per second
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Bremer, H., Dennis, P. P. (1996) Modulation of chemical composition and other parameters of the cell by growth rate. Neidhardt, et al. eds. Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium: Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2nd ed. chapter 97, pp. 1559, Table 3
Primary Source Young, R. and H. Bremer (1976). "Polypeptide-chain-elongation rate in Escherichia coli B/r as a function of growth rate." Biochem J 160(2): 185-94 Dennis, P. P., and H. Bremer.Differential rate of ribosomal protein synthesis in Escherichia coli B/r. J Mol Biol. 1974 Apr 1584(3):407-22..Dennis, P. P., and M. Nomura. 1974. Stringent control of ribosomal protein gene expression in e.coli, PNAS 1974 Oct71(10):3819-23PubMed ID(1)795428 (2) 4618855 (3) 4610562
Comments lower value is for slow division rate (100 minutes) and higher value is for fast division rate (24 minutes)
Entered by Ron Milo - Admin
ID 100059