Prebiotic organic synthesis
Hagan, William J., Jr. Department of Chemistry, College of St. Rose, Albany, New York.
- Role of hydrogen cyanide
- Proteins and nucleic acids
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The plausible pathways by which the molecular precursors of life may have formed on the primitive Earth. Amino acids, the nitrogenous bases, and ribose phosphates can be prepared under conditions that might have prevailed on the primitive Earth. The linking together of amino acids to form polypeptides, and of nucleotides to form polynucleotides, has in principle been established.
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