The Ribosome

By Wyatt

Where is the ribosome found?

The ribosome is found in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells but their found in different ways. In a prokaryotic cell the ribosomes are free-floating this is because the cell doesn't have a nucleus. However in the eukaryotic cell it can also be free-floating but is usually closer to the nucleus of the cell.

What does it do?

The ribosomes makes the protein within the cell, and are themselves clusters of proteins and nucleic acids. Protein is very important to a cell, and performs many functions of a cell, like repairing damage or directing chemical processes. Without protein, cells would die which is why both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells both have them.