Transfer-RNA, an early gene?

@article{Eigen1981TransferRNAAE,
  title={Transfer-RNA, an early gene?},
  author={Manfred Eigen and Ruthild Winkler-Oswatitsch},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={1981},
  volume={68},
  pages={282-292}
}
The theory of self-reproductive molecular systems involves the consequence that translation must have started from a selected distribution of RNA molecules, that comprised GC-rich sequences of a length < 100 nucleotides. This implies a joint function of messenger and adaptor, which both had to be recruited from the same mutant distribution. The reconstruction of tRNA precursors yields such a molecule showing some reverberation of a codon pattern GNC. These findings suggest that tRNA has been… CONTINUE READING

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