origins of nucleic acids

aroger at ac.dal.ca aroger at ac.dal.ca
Sun May 30 15:55:36 EST 1993


In article <1993May29.201201.25918 at leland.Stanford.EDU>, cpatil at leland.Stanford.EDU (Christopher Kashina Patil) writes:
> In article <19930526170551CADYODD at MVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU> CADYODD at MVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU (James Kalin) writes:
>>I'M AN UNDERGRAD TAKING A GRADUATE MOLECULAR EVOLUTION CLASS AND I'M
>>WRITING A REVIEW OF THE MAIN THEORIES REGARDING THE EARLY SYNTHESIS OF
>>"THE MOLECULES OF LIFE", SPECIFICALLY NUCLEIC ACIDS, SINCE THESE SEEM
>>TO BE THE MOST DIFFICULT TO "MAKE". THEY MAIN PEOPLE I KNOW ABOUT WHO
>>HAVE EXPLORED THIS ISSUE ARE CAIRNS-SMITH, ORO, AND MILLER & UREY(?),
>>THOUGH THE LAST GROUP ONLY FOUND AMINO, NOT NUCLEIC ACIDS. ANY
>>REFERENCES AND OR SUGGESTIONS/COMMENTS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
>>THANKS, JAMES 'DON'T THROW A COT CURVE' KALIN
> 
> Leslie Orgel has also done some good work involving abiotic synthesis
> of biomolecule precursors, and Hal Morowitz has some interesting thoughts
> on the subject. 
> 
Look also for articles by Wachterhauser (in journals like PNAS)

A. Roger



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