The Mg2+-precipitable polysomes in experimental granulation tissue increase up to three weeks and decrease slowly thereafter. Polysomes from young granulation tissue are, on a weight basis, more active in cell-free protein synthesis than polysomes from old granulation tissue. RNase activity is highest in polysomes from 1-week tissue. The polysomes contain both acid and alkaline RNase, but the alkaline RNase is the latent form, manifested by the addition of p-chloromercuribenzoate (pCMB). The high RNase activity of granulation tissue renders the analysis of polysomal patterns and functions of the polysomes difficult. In the post-polysomal supernatant of granulation tissue the RNase activity is highest in 2-4 week old tissue; it is maximal at pH 7-8 and only slightly influenced by pCMB.