On dating stages in prebiotic chemical evolution

@article{Bywater2012OnDS,
  title={On dating stages in prebiotic chemical evolution},
  author={R. Bywater},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2012},
  volume={99},
  pages={167-176}
}
  • R. Bywater
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • The notion that RNA must have had a unique and decisive role in the development of life needs hardly be questioned. However, the chemical complexity and other properties of RNA, such as high solubility in water and vulnerability to degradation, make it improbable that RNA could have had an early presence in the development of life on Earth or on any comparable telluric planet. Rather, the task of origin of life research must surely be to identify those chemical processes which could have taken… CONTINUE READING
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