Current review of "RNA World"?

R M Bernstein ralph at
Sun Jun 2 18:32:47 EST 1996

In Article <4obmf2$4kq at>, hrolson at
(Howard R. Olson) wrote:
>    I need a review article on the "RNA world" hypothesis. I hope it will 
>be as current as possible but must have something in at least the past 5 
>or 10 years.
>    The question I am most interested in are possible estimates of how 
>long it took DNA to evolve from RNA. The two obvious steps are the reduction
>of ribose and methylation of Uracil to form Thymine. Were there any other 
>considerations that might have lengthened the time for evolution of DNA 
>from the RNA World?

You may want to Medline search Juergen Brosius, whose review articles are
quite comprehensive. 


R.M. Bernstein PhD
Dept of Micro/Immuno
University of Arizona
Ph: 520 626 2585
Fx: 520 626 2100

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