Here we suggest that the origin of the genetic code, that is to say, the birth of first mRNAs has been triggered by means of a widespread modification of all RNAs (proto-mRNAs and proto-tRNAs), as today observed in the RNA editing and in post-transcriptional modifications of RNAs, which are considered as fossils of this evolutionary stage of the genetic code origin. We consider also that other mechanisms, such as the trans-translation and ribosome frameshifting, could have favoured the transition from an ennuplet code to a triplet code. Therefore, according to our hypothesis all these mechanisms would be reflexive of this period of the evolutionary history of the genetic code.

RNA editing and modifications of RNAs might have favoured the evolution of the triplet genetic code from an ennuplet code / Di Giulio, Massimo; Moracci, Marco; Cobucci Ponzano, Beatrice. - In: JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY. - ISSN 0022-5193. - 359:(2014), pp. 1-5-5. [10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.05.037]

RNA editing and modifications of RNAs might have favoured the evolution of the triplet genetic code from an ennuplet code

MORACCI, Marco;
2014

Abstract

Here we suggest that the origin of the genetic code, that is to say, the birth of first mRNAs has been triggered by means of a widespread modification of all RNAs (proto-mRNAs and proto-tRNAs), as today observed in the RNA editing and in post-transcriptional modifications of RNAs, which are considered as fossils of this evolutionary stage of the genetic code origin. We consider also that other mechanisms, such as the trans-translation and ribosome frameshifting, could have favoured the transition from an ennuplet code to a triplet code. Therefore, according to our hypothesis all these mechanisms would be reflexive of this period of the evolutionary history of the genetic code.
2014
RNA editing and modifications of RNAs might have favoured the evolution of the triplet genetic code from an ennuplet code / Di Giulio, Massimo; Moracci, Marco; Cobucci Ponzano, Beatrice. - In: JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY. - ISSN 0022-5193. - 359:(2014), pp. 1-5-5. [10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.05.037]
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