, Volume 32, Issue 12, pp 1505–1506 | Cite as

Changes in 80S ribosomes fromDrosophila melanogaster with age

  • G. T. Baker
  • T. Schmidt
Specialia Chimica, Biochimica


A 23% reduction in the amount of 80S ribosomes extracted from young and old maleDrosophila melanogaster on a per g wet weight basis was demonstrated. Furthermore, a significant alteration in the structural integrity of the ribosomal RNA-protein complex from older flies as demonstrated by the dissociation of protein from the 80S particle in the presence of varying concentrations of KCl was observed.


Structural Integrity Weight Basis Significant Alteration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. T. Baker
    • 1
  • T. Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoologisch-vergl. anatomisches Institut der Universität ZürichZürich(Switzerland)

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