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The Ribosome: Structure, Function and Location

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Which ribosomal site joins amino acids via a polypeptide bond?

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1. Where are the A, P, and E sites located?

2. Where can you NOT find ribosomes performing translation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ribosomes are the cellular structures that perform translation, known as protein synthesis. Use this quiz and worksheet combo to improve your understanding of the structure and functions of the ribosome. The questions on the quiz will test you on the A, P, and E sites, where ribosomes are located, and what they're comprised of.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The purpose and/or location of the A, P, and E sites
  • Where ribosomes perform translation
  • The composition of ribosomes
  • What binds to the mRNA message first

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on the structure and function of ribosomes from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information regarding A, P, and E sites correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the structure and function of ribosomes

Additional Learning

Expand your knowledge of ribosomes with our lesson named The Ribosome: Structure, Function and Location. This lesson centers on the following objectives:

  • Describe ribosomes
  • Determine the function of ribosomes
  • Discuss the structure of ribosomes
  • Differentiate between the small and large subunits
  • Understand and differentiate between the A, P, and E sites
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