About this Research Topic
The main purpose of this Research Topic is to provide a comprehensive outlook of the available information on archaeal ribosomes biogenesis, structure and function. The articles will present what is known on a number of specific subtopics, making comparisons (when possible) with the other domains of life, and will indicate emerging directions for future research.
Research and review articles addressing the following topics will be considered in priority:
• Ribosome structure across domains: similarities and differences.
• Ribosome function and regulation.
• Ribosomal RNAs: synthesis, processing and modification in archaea. Comparison with the other domains of life and identification of conserved features.
• Small RNAs and enzymes involved in rRNA processing: conservation and divergence.
• Proteins and cofactors participating in ribosome biogenesis in the three domains of life. Conserved and divergent features.
• Ribosome assembly.
• Translation in archaea. initiation, elongation, termination and ribosome recycling.
• Ribosome quality control (broadly speaking).
• Ribosome evolution.
• Challenges and emerging topics related to archaeal ribosomes research.
Keywords: Archaeal Ribosomes, archaea, ribosomal RNAs, biogenesis, protein synthesis
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