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Prebiotic Synthesis of Ribonucleotides

  1. Jun 3, 2017 #1


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    Most current theories of the origin of life assume that RNA arose first, before DNA.
    One of the major challenges to this theory is where the ribonucleotides can from.
    A recent article (Nature Communications 8: 15270; Divergent prebiotic synthesis of pyrimidine and 8-oxo-purine nucleotides) demonstrates how a prebiotic chemistry might have created these important RNA precursor chemicals.
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  3. Jun 8, 2017 #2
    Thanks for the thread! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post? The more details the better.
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