Next Article in Journal
Noise–Seeded Developmental Pattern Formation in Filamentous Cyanobacteria
Previous Article in Journal
Catalytic/Protective Properties of Martian Minerals and Implications for Possible Origin of Life on Mars
Previous Article in Special Issue
The Reaction of Aminonitriles with Aminothiols: A Way to Thiol-Containing Peptides and Nitrogen Heterocycles in the Primitive Earth Ocean
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview

Exploring the Emergence of RNA Nucleosides and Nucleotides on the Early Earth

RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, 01605 MA, USA
Received: 2 October 2018 / Revised: 31 October 2018 / Accepted: 3 November 2018 / Published: 6 November 2018
Full-Text   |   PDF [1157 KB, uploaded 6 November 2018]   |  

Abstract

Understanding how life began is one of the most fascinating problems to solve. By approaching this enigma from a chemistry perspective, the goal is to define what series of chemical reactions could lead to the synthesis of nucleotides, amino acids, lipids, and other cellular components from simple feedstocks under prebiotically plausible conditions. It is well established that evolution of life involved RNA which plays central roles in both inheritance and catalysis. In this review, we present historically important and recently published articles aimed at understanding the emergence of RNA nucleosides and nucleotides on the early Earth. View Full-Text
Keywords: origin of life; prebiotic chemistry; nucleotide and nucleoside synthesis origin of life; prebiotic chemistry; nucleotide and nucleoside synthesis
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Biscans, A. Exploring the Emergence of RNA Nucleosides and Nucleotides on the Early Earth. Life 2018, 8, 57.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Life EISSN 2075-1729 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top