RNA origin of life

Bratovič, Majda (2010) RNA origin of life. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

RNA molecule stores genetic information and has a catalytic role, which makes us consider it to be the origin of life. It's role is also very important in contemporary biology. The RNA world represents a period in history of Earth in which life was based on the RNA molecule and the RNA world hypothesis was proposed by Walter Gilbert in 1986. This work displays a possible development, functioning of the RNA world, and the transition to DNA/protein world, as well as facts that contribute to the RNA world hypothesis. A possible prebiotic synthesis of the RNA molecule has been described here, as well as rybozymes which are important for the hypothesis.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Kalafatić, Mirjana
Date: 2010
Number of Pages: 13
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 10:33
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2014 10:33
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3425

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