Scientists find biology's optimal 'molecular alphabet' may be preordained

Life uses 20 coded amino acids (CAAs) to construct proteins. This set was likely evolutionarily 'standardized' from smaller sets as organisms discovered how to make and encode them. Scientists modeled how the adaptive properties of the CAAs evolved over time. They found that sets containing even only a few CAAs were better than an enormous choice of alternatives, suggesting each time a modern CAA was discovered, it bootstrapped the set to include still more CAAs.

Scientists find biology's optimal 'molecular alphabet' may be preordained

An international and interdisciplinary team working at the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) at the Tokyo Institute of Technology has modeled the evolution of one of biology's most fundamental ...

Tue 10 Sep 19 from Phys.org

Scientists find biology's optimal 'molecular alphabet' may be preordained, Tue 10 Sep 19 from ScienceDaily

Scientists find biology's optimal 'molecular alphabet' may be preordained, Tue 10 Sep 19 from Eurekalert

  • Pages: 1

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share