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Orig Life Evol Biosph. 1993 Dec;23(5-6):307-15.

Catalysis and prebiotic RNA synthesis.

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1
Department of Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180-3590.
2
Rensselaer Polytech Inst, Troy, NY

Abstract

The essential role of catalysis for the origins of life is discussed. The status of the prebiotic synthesis of 2',5'- and 3',5'-linked oligomers of RNA is reviewed. Examples of the role of metal ion and mineral catalysis in RNA oligomer formation are discussed.

PMID:
7509475
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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