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Chapter 1

Introduction

Nucleic acids are the information storehouse of life and in many cases serve as the regulators and construction workers as well. Indeed, self-replicating RNAs may have been the beginning of life itself, predating evolution of the first protein. Modern organisms, however, depend on a complex interpla...
Print publication date: 22 Apr 2008
Copyright year: 2008
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-272-2
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-826-8
From the book series:
RSC Biomolecular Sciences