This necklace celebrates the ribosome, the marvelous molecular machine at the heart of all terrestrial life! The ribosome is responsible for taking a cell's genetic instruction set and turning it into proteins, the primary functional components of the cell.
Every aspect of this pendant's design has significance. It is cast in two parts, representing the large and small subunits of the ribosome. The small subunit can be lifted to reveal transfer RNA (tRNA) molecules within, as they link amino acids to the growing polypeptide (represented by a length of chain extending from the bottom of the ribosome). The loop of chain from which the pendant hangs represents a strand of messenger RNA (mRNA), entering and exiting the ribosome through channels in its small subunit.
The role of the ribosome and its precursors in the early history of life is a great mystery, and the subject of much speculation. Whatever this role was, it was certainly one of deep significance!
Students and professors of biology, medicine, or any of the life sciences
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Anyone who loves the intricacy and ingenuity of life
Creative jewelry for science geek, excellent shipping service
Will definitely keep this store in mind for future nice sciency gifts!
Love it! All the products are unique and elicit an inquiry and intrigue from friends and family. So suitable to the scientist in the family!
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As a thank you to a friend who finds microbio fascinating. Her daughter just graduated in microbio. I am a physician and love to talk about this with her.
As a gift for my girlfriend, who's a ribosome researcher!
My daughter in law was absolutely thrilled with her Tardigrade necklace and put it around her neck as soon as she opened her present. She loves everything that Tardigrades represent! Tardigrades are amazing triumphant fellows! Go Tardigrades go! And, daughter in law's too!
P.S. And, her Tardigrade necklace looks lovely on her too!
As a children’s author of STEM picture books these earrings make the perfect addition to my outfits when visiting classrooms. The jewelry created by Boutique Academia is stylish, unique, and best part hypoallergenic.
As a molecular biologist, accuracy is important to me and this necklace is accurate and beautiful. Only complaint is it’s a little short but I got an extender and that was solved. Overall great product.