Acoustic vibrations contribute to the diffuse scatter produced by ribosome crystals.
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr, Volume 71, Issue Pt 10, p.2021-31 (2015)
Keywords:Anisotropy, Crystallization, Ribosomes, Scattering, Radiation, Sound, Thermus thermophilus, X-Ray Diffraction
<p>The diffuse scattering pattern produced by frozen crystals of the 70S ribosome from Thermus thermophilus is as highly structured as it would be if it resulted entirely from domain-scale motions within these particles. However, the qualitative properties of the scattering pattern suggest that acoustic displacements of the crystal lattice make a major contribution to it.</p>