On biological modelling


#1 The Ribosome

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12 Responses to On biological modelling

  1. Steve Caplan says:

    Uh uh. I teach protein translation, and you need to more clearly show the size differences between the 60s and 40s appleosome subunits…

  2. rpg says:

    Actually Steve, the lower apple is about 40% bigger than the upper one, but camera foreshortening makes it look smaller.

    I bet Venki never had this problem.

  3. cromercrox says:

    I think you need cooked spaghetti spooling off somewhere to indicate peptide chains.

  4. rpg says:

    I was wondering about that, but cooked spaghetti will have to wait.

  5. Steve Caplan says:

    And what, sea horses for tRNA?

  6. I feel somehow that your model fails to capture the core essence of the complex.

  7. rpg says:

    But you have to admit my model has a certain appeel.

  8. I thought Henry might pip you to that particular pun.

  9. rpg says:

    He evidently bears me no malus.

  10. Steve Caplan says:

    Methinks the small subunit should be made of short ribs…

  11. Steve Caplan says:

    The UK version can be horse ribs rather than pork.

  12. Looks like you’ve Coxed that up a bit

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