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Origin of the 16S Ribosomal Molecule from Ancestor tRNAs
Laboratório de Genética Evolutiva Paulo Leminsk, Departamento de Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, 58051-900, João Pessoa, Brazil
Departamento de Filosofia, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, 88040-900, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil
Departamento de Informática, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, 58051-900, João Pessoa, Brazil
Theoretical Biology Group, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F. C.P. 04510, Mexico
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Received: 23 January 2019 / Accepted: 28 January 2019 / Published: 13 February 2019
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Published: 13 February 2019
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Abstract We tested the hypothesis that concatemers of ancestral tRNAs gave rise to the 16S ribosomal RNA. We built an ancestral sequence of proto-tRNAs that showed a significant identity of 51.69% and a percentage of structural identity of 0.941 with the 16S ribosomal molecule. We also propose a hypothesis for the emergence of translation.
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de Farias, S.T.; Rêgo, T.G.; José, M.V. Origin of the 16S Ribosomal Molecule from Ancestor tRNAs. Sci 2019, 1, 8.
de Farias ST, Rêgo TG, José MV. Origin of the 16S Ribosomal Molecule from Ancestor tRNAs. Sci. 2019; 1(1):8.
de Farias, Savio Torres; Rêgo, Thais Gaudêncio; José, Marco V. 2019. "Origin of the 16S Ribosomal Molecule from Ancestor tRNAs." Sci 1, no. 1: 8.
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