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I was doing some reading on this, and $\ce{Mg^2+}$ has a much greater sensitivity to ribosomes than to dsDNA (double-stranded DNA). It seems the best answer I can think of it that $\ce{Mg^2+}$ provides greater stability and complexation to ribosomes, while it is not as crucial to dsDNA.

Does anyone have a better biochemical explanation why?

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