Emergence of life: from functional RNA selection to natural selection and beyond.

@article{Wong2014EmergenceOL,
  title={Emergence of life: from functional RNA selection to natural selection and beyond.},
  author={Jeffrey Tze-Fei Wong},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={19},
  pages={
          1117-50
        }
}
  • J. Wong
  • Published 1 June 2014
  • Biology
  • Frontiers in bioscience
This study tracks the rise, evolution and post-evolution of the genetic information system through emergence of life. The major stages traversed include prebiotic synthesis, functional RNA selection by metabolite, RNA World, peptidated RNA world, co-evolution of genetic code and amino acid biosynthesis, last universal common ancestor, Darwinian evolution and synthetic life. 
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