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Limited Sequence Diversity Within a Population Supports Prebiotic RNA Reproduction

Authors
  • Mizuuchi, Ryo
  • Lehman, Niles
Publication Date
Feb 21, 2019
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
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Green
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Abstract

however, it could robustly occur in an intermediate sequence diversity. The intermediate range broadens toward higher diversity as population size increases. We also found that emergent reproducible RNAs likely form autocatalytic networks and collectively reproduce by catalyzing the formation of each other, allowing the expansion of information capacity. These results highlight the potential of abiotic RNAs, neither abundant nor diverse, to kick-start autocatalytic reproduction through spontaneous network formation.

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