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2004 | 53 | 2 | 123-131
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Hipotetyczna rola autokatalitycznych właściwości kwasów nukleinowych w procesie biogenezy

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Hypotetical role of autocatalytic properties of nucleic acids in biogenesis
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Summary Ribozymes are catalytic RNA molecules. In this article their various types and activities in contrasts with corresponding DNA molecules are briefly characterized. The revolutionary discovery of the autocatalytic properties of nucleic acids by theNobel Prizewinners, Sidney Altman, Thomas R. CECH and their co-workers, led to the hypothesis of RNA world and to speculation on the role of RNA in the origin of life and the early stages of its evolution on Earth. The possible role of the autocatalytic properties of nucleic acids in prebiotic evolution is, therefore, discussed.
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53
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2
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123-131
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2004
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  • Wydział Chemii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego Instytut Biologii Doświadczalnej im. Marcelego Nenckiego PAN, Pasteura 3, 02-093 Warszawa, Polska
  • Zakład Biochemii Komórki Instytut Biologii Doświadczalnej im. Marcelego Nenckiego PAN, Pasteura 3, 02-093 Warszawa, Polska
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