Borate Minerals Stabilize Ribose

@article{Ricardo2004BorateMS,
  title={Borate Minerals Stabilize Ribose},
  author={Alonso Ricardo and Matthew A. Carrigan and Alison N. Olcott and Steven A. Benner},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={303},
  pages={196 - 196}
}
Evidence for an “RNA world,” an episode of life on Earth during which RNA was the only genetically encoded component of biological catalysts, is found in the ribosome ([ 1 ][1]), catalytic RNA molecules ([ 2 ][2]), and contemporary metabolism ([ 3 ][3]). That RNA could form spontaneously and 

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