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Newbie question about the first life

... in water where polymers (complex molecules) are dissolved that can be seen in laboratories. Before that happened, there had to be the kind of monomers (simple molecules) that earthly life needs and that electric discharges in the atmosphere (lightning) helped to put together (also UV radiation, ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
Replies: 14
Views: 19176

Re: Codons are triplets, but what's a Singlet, Doublet, etc?

... of catalysts to evolve to a coded, self-reproductive system. The proposed selective pressure of this evolution is the efficiency of utilization of monomers and energy. The model also simulates the qualitative features of suppression, in which a deleterious mutation is partly corrected by the introduction ...

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by GaryGaulin
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Bioinformatics
Topic: Codons are triplets, but what's a Singlet, Doublet, etc?
Replies: 4
Views: 14452

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... that made it just a bit more likely to increase the formation of identical molecules in solution was our very first ancestor. In fact that the monomers do not need to carry any information, just that a finished product can constrain the world around it. And since that would make the notion ...

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by canalon
Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
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help please 1

... not experience an actual attractive force. Instead, attractive forces between the hydrophilic molecules drive their associations. - The joining of monomers is a process that requires an input of energy. This is accomplished by activating the monomers with energy before joining them together- What ...

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by Stephen1993
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: help please 1
Replies: 9
Views: 8914


Just to make it crystal clear, the proteins are polymers of amino acids, the RNA is polymer of other monomers ;) As canalon said, they have different function, but also different size and shape ;)

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by JackBean
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: tRNA
Replies: 5
Views: 9881
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