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Paradoxes of Early Stages of Evolution of Life and Biological Complexity

  • Alexey V. Melkikh
ORIGINS 2014

Abstract

Two of the most fundamental questions concerning the origin of life, how biologically important molecules (RNA, proteins) find their unique spatial configuration, and how coding sequences can evolve beyond a certain critical length, are discussed. It is shown that both of these problems have not been solved. Experiments that could clarify the mechanisms of interaction between biologically important molecules in the simplest cells are discussed.

Keywords

Spatial configurations of replicators Coding Early stages of evolution Conformational degrees of freedom 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ural Federal UniversityYekaterinburgRussia

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