Some Consequences of the RNA World Hypothesis

  title={Some Consequences of the RNA World Hypothesis},
  author={L. Orgel},
  journal={Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere},
  • L. Orgel
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere
  • It is now generally accepted that our familiar biological worldwas preceded by an RNA world in which ribosome-catalyzed, nucleic-acid coded protein synthesis played no part. If the RNAworld was the first biological world there is little that one canlearn from biochemistry about prebiotic chemistry, except that the formation and polymerization of nucleotides were once prebiotic processes. If the RNA world was not the first biological world, the above conclusion may not be justified, andone can… CONTINUE READING
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