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Ribosome Biogenesis

Methods and Protocols

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access.

  • Includes cutting-edge methods and protocols

  • Provides step-by-step detail essential for reproducible results

  • Contains key notes and implementation advice from the experts

Part of the book series: Methods in Molecular Biology (MIMB, volume 2533)

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Table of contents (16 protocols)

  1. Back Matter

    Pages 281-287

About this book

This Open Access volume provides comprehensive reviews and describes the latest techniques to study eukaryotic ribosome biogenesis. For more than 50 years ribosomes are a major research topic. Our knowledge about ribosome biogenesis and function such as   transcription, mRNA modification, and translation was the sine qua non for developing the powerful RNA-based vaccines against RNA-viruses causing the world-threatening Covid-19 pandemia. The chapters in this book are organized into six parts. Part One discusses a comparative survey about the unity and diversity of ribosome biogenesis in pro- and eukaryotic cells. Part Two deals with the genomic organization of eukaryotic rDNA and the role of RNA polymerase I in ribosomal RNA transcription. Part Three explores in vitro methods to study RNA polymerase I structure and its function, and Part Four analyzes the nucleo-cytoplasmic transport of assembled ribosomes and RNP complexes. Part Five covers modifications that increase the complexity of rRNAs, and Part Six provides readers with a review of eukaryotic translation and - for the first time - describes a new method to analyze translation in vitro. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. 

Cutting-edge and comprehensive, Ribosome Biogenesis: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource for scientists and researchers interested in learning more about the increasing importance of in vitro RNA-technologies.


  • cryo-electron microscopy
  • ribosome biogenesis
  • subtunit protein composition
  • eukaryotes
  • maturation
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Molecular Biosciences, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Karl-Dieter Entian

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Ribosome Biogenesis

  • Book Subtitle: Methods and Protocols

  • Editors: Karl-Dieter Entian

  • Series Title: Methods in Molecular Biology

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Humana New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Protocols

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-0716-2500-2

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-0716-2503-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-0716-2501-9

  • Series ISSN: 1064-3745

  • Series E-ISSN: 1940-6029

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 287

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Medical Genetics

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)