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What is the nucleoli's function?

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January 31, 2011 9:07AM

nucleoli form ribosomes. The ribosomes are known to produce or manufacture proteins and therefore, nucleolus plays an indirect role in protein synthesis. Out of the total production of RNA that takes place in the cells, nucleolus is involved in 50% of the RNA synthesis. This functionality of nucleolus is attributed to hundreds of r-genes.