Examples of rRNA in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, the researchers analyzed their rRNA, or the genetic material contained in ribosomes used to build amino acids. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 16 Apr. 2024 Late 1970s Carl Woese (pictured below) introduces a new way to classify organisms that involves sequencing a slowly evolving gene, 16S rRNA, that all organisms share. Kristin Ohlson, Discover Magazine, 1 June 2016

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1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rRNA was in 1962

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“RRNA.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rRNA. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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