References on catalytic RNA?

Littlejohn Tim little at ERE.UMontreal.CA
Thu Jul 22 19:26:27 EST 1993


steeg at cs.toronto.edu ("Evan W. Steeg") writes:

>  Can anyone recommend a good review article on (auto-)catalytic RNA,
>the work of Cech et al., the "RNA World" prebiology theories, etc.

>  Something on the level and scope of an "Annual Review of Genetics"
>article would be great.  Especially something very recent ('92 or '93).

A recent issue of the FASEB journal is exactly what you want.  The issue
is entitled "The New Age of RNA", Vol. 7, No. 1 (January 1993).

The sections entitled "RNA as a Catalyst" and "RNA in Evolution"
are the ones you would be after, but the entire issue is probably
of relevance.

Tim


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