BuyFindarrow_forward

Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337408332

Solutions

Chapter
Section
BuyFindarrow_forward

Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337408332
Chapter 19, Problem 6SQ
Textbook Problem
50 views

An RNA that functions as an enzyme is a _______.

  1. a. protein
  2. b. protocell
  3. c. ribosome
  4. d. ribozyme

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: The protein synthesis takes place in the ribosome. Ribozymes are present inside the ribosome that functions as a component of the large subunit ribosomal RNA to link the amino acids during the protein synthesis. Ribozymes has the ability to catalyze the chemical reactions similar to protein enzymes.

Explanation of Solution

Reasons for correct statement:

Ribozymes, also known as ribonucleic acid enzymes, are the RNA molecules that have the ability to catalyze particular biochemical reactions that are similar to the action of protein synthesis.

Option d. is given as “ribozyme”.

As ribozyme is an RNA that functions as enzyme, option d. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “protein”.

All enzymes are made up of proteins but not all proteins are enzymes. RNA helps in the protein synthesis of the cell. The synthesis of proteins for the proper functioning of cells and organisms is mediated by the RNA. Therefore, option a...

Still sussing out bartleby?

Check out a sample textbook solution.

See a sample solution

The Solution to Your Study Problems

Bartleby provides explanations to thousands of textbook problems written by our experts, many with advanced degrees!

Get Started

Additional Science Textbook Solutions

Find more solutions based on key concepts
Show solutions add
A benefit to health is seen when is used in place of in the diet. a. saturated fat/mono unsaturated fat b. satu...

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies - Standalone book (MindTap Course List)

What is physically exchanged during crossing over?

Human Heredity: Principles and Issues (MindTap Course List)

What types of food can make urine acidic? What types of food will make it basic?

Chemistry for Today: General, Organic, and Biochemistry

An emf of 96.0 mV is induced in the windings of a coil when the current in a nearby coil is increasing at the r...

Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Technology Update (No access codes included)

How are the vertebrates related?

Oceanography: An Invitation To Marine Science, Loose-leaf Versin