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The case for the anticode

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Abstract

The present paper will focus on the developments in our lab related to the origin of the code since the Israel meeting (1,2). Principally these items are: (a) a new set of correlations (3) which include ranked hydrophobicities of amino acids and dinucleotides; (b) binding constants (4) of Phe for the four mononucleotides; and (c) binding constants (5) of Phe, Leu, Ile, Val, and Gly for polyadenylic acid (poly A). The data continue to support a model for the origin of the code based on relationships between amino acids and their anticodons.

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Lacey, J.C., Mullins, D.W. & Khaled, M.A. The case for the anticode. Origins Life Evol Biosphere 14, 505–511 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00933698

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Keywords

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Geochemistry
  • Dinucleotide
  • Binding Constant
  • Polyadenylic Acid