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Unformatted text preview: Possible sequence in the origin of life: 1.Nucleotides and amino acids were abundant on the ancient planet 2.Single nucleotides ("monomers") can be linked together to form chains ("polymers") of RNA on crystals of clay 3.RNA is capable of self-replication and of synthesizing proteins 4.Proteinoids self-assemble to form droplets ("microspheres" or "protobionts") 5.Certain proteins (enzymes) improve self-replication rates of RNA 6.RNA that synthesized its own microsphere could monopolize its own enzyme 7.DNA is more stable than RNA and serves as the data storage system...
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2010 for the course BIOL 1001 taught by Professor Fall during the Fall '08 term at Minnesota.
- Fall '08