The evolution of strand preference in simulated RNA replicators with strand displacement: Implications for the origin of transcription

Abstract

The simplest conceivable example of evolving systems is RNA molecules that can replicate themselves. Since replication produces a new RNA strand complementary to a template, all templates would eventually become double-stranded and, hence, become unavailable for replication. Thus the problem of how to separate the two strands is considered a major issue for… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1745-6150-3-33

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