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Atomic structure of the 30S Subunit from Thermus thermophilus. Proteins are shown in blue and the single RNA strand in orange.[1]

30S is the smaller subunit of the 70S ribosome of prokaryotes.

It is the site of inhibition for antibiotics such as tetracycline.

It includes the subunit 16S.

See also


  1. Schluenzen F, Tocilj A, Zarivach R, Harms J, Gluehmann M, Janell D, Bashan A, Bartels H, Agmon I, Franceschi F, Yonath A (2000). "Structure of functionally activated small ribosomal subunit at 3.3 angstroms resolution". Cell. 102 (5): 615–23. PMID 11007480.

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