Who first identified the ribosome?

Benno ter Kuile b.terkuile at chem.leidenuniv.nl
Wed Nov 22 04:58:32 EST 2000

	George Palade got the Nobel Prize in 1975, among other things 
for his pioneering work on ribosomes, which was performed just 
after the second world war. Whether or not he was the very first to 
define them I am not entirely sure, but I think he was.

Benno ter Kuile
Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Gorlaeus Laboratories.
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