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Biochimie. 2012 Jul;94(7):1464-6. doi: 10.1016/j.biochi.2012.01.014. Epub 2012 Jan 28.

The origin of the tRNA molecule: Independent data favor a specific model of its evolution.

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Department of Philosophy and History of Science, Charles University, Viničná 7, CZ-128 44 Praha 2, Czech Republic. digiulio@igb.cnr.it

Abstract

The properties, historical and empirical observations of a model of the origin of the tRNA molecule are discussed. This model would predict that this molecule originated by means of the assembly of two hairpin-like structures of RNA. The conclusion is that the model possesses a relevant part of the truth on the origin of the tRNA molecule.

PMID:
22305822
DOI:
10.1016/j.biochi.2012.01.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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