The RNA World (1993, Volume 24)

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Table of Contents

Preface/Front Matter
R.F. Gesteland, J.F. Atkins
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1 Prospects for Understanding the Origin of the RNA World
Gerald F. Joyce, Leslie E. Orgel
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2 Reading the Palimpsest: Contemporary Biochemical Data and the RNA World
Steven A. Benner, Mark A. Cohen, Gaston H. Gonnet, David B. Berkowitz, Kai P. Johnsson
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3 Speculations on the Origin of Ribosomal Translocation
Robert Weiss, Joshua Cherry
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4 Probing RNA Structure, Function, and History by Comparative Analysis
Carl R. Woese, Norman R. Pace
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5 Ribosomes and the RNA World
Peter B. Moore
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6 On the Origin of the Ribosome: Coevolution of Subdomains of tRNA and rRNA
Harry F. Noller
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7 Transfer RNA: An RNA for All Seasons
Dieter Söll
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8 Antibiotics and the RNA World: A Role for Low-molecular-weight Effectors in Biochemical Evolution?
Julian Davies, Uwe Von Ahsen, Renée Schroeder
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9 An RNA-Amino Acid Affinity
Michael Yarus
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10 Similarities and Differences between RNA and DNA Recognition by Proteins
Thomas A. Steitz
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11 Structure and Mechanism of the Large Catalytic RNAs: Group I and Group II Introns and Ribonuclease P
Thomas R. Cech
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12 Divalent Metal Ions in RNA Folding and Catalysis
Tao Pan, David M. Long, Olke C. Uhlenbeck
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13 Splicing of Precursors to mRNA by the Spliceosome
Melissa J. Moore, Charles C. Query, Phillip A. Sharp
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14 The Diverse World of Small Ribonucleoproteins
Susan J. Baserga, Joan A. Steitz
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15 RNA Editing: New Uses for Old Players in the RNA World
Brenda L. Bass
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16 Evolution of Functional Structures of RNA
Jun-ichi Tomizawa
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17 Thermodynamic Considerations for Evolution by RNA
Douglas H. Turner, Philip C. Bevilacqua
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18 RNA Structural Elements and RNA Function
Jacqueline R. Wyatt, Ignacio Tinoco, Jr.
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19 RNA: The Shape of Things to Come
Larry Gold, Pat Allen, Jon Binkley, David Brown, Dan Schneider, Sean R. Eddy, Craig Tuerk, Louis Green, Sheela Macdougal, Diane Tasset
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20 In Vitro Selection of Functional RNA Sequences
Jack W. Szostak, Andrew D. Ellington
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21 Contemporary RNA Genomes
John F. Atkins
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22 Telomerase
Elizabeth H. Blackburn
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23 The Genomic Tag Hypothesis: Modern Viruses as Molecular Fossils of Ancient Strategies for Genomic Replication
Nancy Maizels, Alan M. Weiner
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APPENDIX 1: Structures of Base Pairs Involving at Least Two Hydrogen Bonds
Ignacio Tinoco, Jr.
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APPENDIX 2: RNA Pseudoknots
Cornelis W.A. Pleij
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APPENDIX 3: Stereo Pairs of RNA Fragments
Ignacio Tinoco, Jr.
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Index
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