Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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Chapter 17 - 17.4 - Concept Check: 2

Answer

rRNA, like a protein, has a particular three-dimensional structure which gives it functional properties. It participates in the shape, and thus function, of the ribosome along with its protein partners.

Work Step by Step

This question asks you to recall the connection between shape and function (review earlier chapters on macromolecules, especially proteins) and to extend that concept to rRNA.
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