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Protien synthesis

Post by bluegooandyou » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:08 pm

Very sorry if this is in the wrong place!!

What is the speed of making a protien in protien synthesis?
and please include your source (website, book, etc)

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Post by MrMistery » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:04 pm

assuming you are asking for the speed of translation,
In prokaryotes: 20 amino acids/second
In eukaryotes: 2 amino acids/second
From Molecular Biology of the Cell, Alberts et all, 4th edition
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