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During bacterial protein synthesis, when ribosomes attach to the cytoplasmic membrane and form a polysome, to what molecule are the ribosomes attaching? Is the polysome held to the cytoplasmic membrane by just a single connection between one ribosome and the particular attachment molecule?

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According to Smith et al., 1978, bacterial ribosomes don't necessarily bind directly to the membrane, but through the nascent chain, in which case nothing is truly attaching to anything..

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