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    Catalysing mirror life

    Renders, M. and Pinheiro, Vitor B. (2015) Catalysing mirror life. ChemBioChem 16 (6), pp. 899-901. ISSN 1439-4227.

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    Origin of life: Although current life is homochiral (with D nucleic acids), little is known about how homochirality emerged or even if it was a necessary step. The isolation of cross-chiral nucleic acid ligases demonstrate that an early heterochiral life could have been possible.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): directed evolution, origin of life, ribozyme, RNA world
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Structural Molecular Biology, Institute of (ISMB)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2015 16:11
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:15


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