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RNA-based evolution is a theory that focuses on the role of RNA in heritability and evolution, emphasizing its importance. Discuss how the structures or mechanisms of RNA can functionally make it a source of heritable traits. hint: Include its role in resulting phenotype. Also, what happens if RNA damage or mutation occurs?

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Include its role in resulting phenotype. Also, what happens if RNA damage or mutation occurs?

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  • CRR
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    1 month ago
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    The theory is that it can serve as a template to which other RNA strands can attach thus making a copy of itself. AFIK the best they've done is to use one strand to ligate two shorter strands and all three have to be carefully designed to make this happen, as does the actual experimental setup. Most researchers in this field have admitted that it's not looking promising. 

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    Damage/mutation will most probably result in error catastrophe and end the process. 

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    The RNA world is a dead concept mostly supported by Y!A posters who aren't up to date.

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