Ribosomal-RNA Synthesis in the Absence of Ribosome Synthesis in Germinating Cotton Seeds

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Science  09 Jul 1965:
Vol. 149, Issue 3680, pp. 188-191
DOI: 10.1126/science.149.3680.188


Cotton embryos after 72 hours of germination synthesize ribosomal RNA that does not become incorporated into ribosomes and that is very stable. This RNA has many characteristics similar to those of newly synthesized ribosomal RNA of bacteria.