|Nucleic acids and Proteins – Protein Synthesis
The DNA containing the instructions to make proteins is in the cell nucleus. The ribosomes that
synthesise the proteins are in the cytoplasm outside the nucleus.
Ribosomes are small machines made from protein and RNA (of a type called ribosomal RNA, rRNA).
The ribosome assembles proteins by joining amino acids together into a chain in the correct sequence.
How does the nucleus instruct the ribosomes which protein to make and how does the nucleus pass on
the blueprints (correct number and sequence of amino acids) for the protein to be made to the