Origins of the RNA-Protein World - Lost in Translation
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 North Orchard Street
This lecture focuses on mixed hydrogen cyanide-hydrogen sulfide chemistry that produces nucleotides and amino acids. Some degree of control is necessary for this ‘cyanosulfidic’ chemistry. Synergies in the assembly of nucleotide and amino acid building blocks into higher order structures will then be discussed as will experimental hints of a previously proposed second genetic code. The strength of the codon-anticodon binding by partial initial assignment of primary genetic code will be shown.