The additional hydroxyl group in ribose makes RNA a catalytic molecule, capable of self-replication. How does this statement relate to the origin of viruses?

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RNA genomes of some viruses descended from genes found in early inhabitants of the RNA world.

  

DNA genomes of some viruses descended from genes found in early inhabitants of the RNA world.

  

RNA genomes of some viruses descended from genes found in early inhabitants of the DNA world.

  

DNA genomes of some viruses descended from genes found in early inhabitants of the DNA world.

 

asked Dec 29, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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RNA genomes of some viruses descended from genes found in early inhabitants of the RNA world.

 

answered Dec 29, 2012 by JPx ~Expert~ (379 points)

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