Any independent elements?
cve at abc.univie.ac.at
Wed Feb 26 07:08:20 EST 1997
ZhongPing Yu wrote:
> do any elements (such as circular DNA) exist in the world that can
> [...] replicate and express themselves independent of their hosts?
If you mean independent of host enzymes: no. But some people observed
autocatalytic RNAs that have been able to replicate themselves, at least
parts of it.
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