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Ribosomes consist of a ribosomal proteins and rRNA. What does the rRNA do in the ribosome? Is it just a structural component, or does it "tell" the ribosome do certain things?

In many cases, the rRNA component is more important than the protein component. For example, the base pairing between 16S rRNA and Shine-Dalgarno sequence, or the peptidyl transferase activity.

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