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Evolutionary routes from a prebiotic ANA-world

Braun, Sebastian, Humphreys, Christine and Dale, Trevor Clive 2012. Evolutionary routes from a prebiotic ANA-world. Communicative & Integrative Biology 5 (2) , pp. 199-202. 10.4161/cib.18892

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Abstract

Recent experimental support has been generated for a model of prebiotic development that postulates a role for Amyloid-Nucleic Acid (ANA)-fibers as the earliest replicating entities capable of undergoing Darwinian evolution. Here, this new model is compared with existing RNA-world models with a particular focus on trajectories that lead to evolutionary-beneficial interactions between nucleic acid, protein and lipid components. This analysis suggests a number of new areas for fruitful experimental studies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Publisher: Landes Bioscience
ISSN: 1942-0889
Funders: Leverhulme Trust
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:32
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/61753

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