Figure 1.3. Self-replication of RNA.

Figure 1.3Self-replication of RNA

Complementary pairing between nucleotides (adenine [A] with uracil [U] and guanine [G] with cytosine [C]) allows one strand of RNA to serve as a template for the synthesis of a new strand with the complementary sequence.

From: The Origin and Evolution of Cells

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