Electron micrographs of ribosomal RNA from Escherichia coli, microsomal RNA from calf, rat, and chick liver, Bacillus cereus RNA and E. coli soluble RNA are presented. Filaments of about 10 A in diameter could be observed in preparations obtained from aqueous solutions of high molecular weight RNA. When ammonium acetate solutions were used a tendency for coiling and aggregation was observed. E. coli soluble RNA appears as small, sometimes elongated particles the smallest diameter being of about 10 A.

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