Figure 6.13. The proposed retrovirus-like genome replication cycle of LUCA.

Figure 6.13The proposed retrovirus-like genome replication cycle of LUCA

1, reverse transcription; RT, reverse transcriptase; 2, removal of RNA strand, synthesis of second strand of DNA; 3, transcription; DdRp, DNA-dependent RNA polymerase. The points in the cycle where the conserved components of the DNA replication machinery could function are indicated.

From: Chapter 6, Comparative Genomics and New Evolutionary Biology

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Sequence - Evolution - Function: Computational Approaches in Comparative Genomics.
Koonin EV, Galperin MY.
Boston: Kluwer Academic; 2003.
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