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Ribosomes in the lutoïd fraction (=lysosomal compartment) from Hevea brasiliensis Künth. (Mull.-arg.) latex

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Lutoïd ribosomes represent 11.9% of the total ribosomal content of latex from Hevea brasilensis. Their two high-molecular-weight RNA components are identified. When undegraded, their molecular weights are calculated to be 1.3×106 and 0.7×106. Their nucleotide base composition is determined. The occurrence of lutoïd membrane-bound ribosomes and the lability of the 1.3×106RNA component are discussed in relation to the biological role of lutoïds, more generally of a lysosomal compartment in the cellular function.

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Marin, B. Ribosomes in the lutoïd fraction (=lysosomal compartment) from Hevea brasiliensis Künth. (Mull.-arg.) latex. Planta 138, 1–14 (1978). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00392907

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  • Hevea
  • Lutoïds
  • Lysosomal compartment
  • Ribosomes