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Adsorption of RNA on mineral surfaces and mineral precipitates

Elisa Biondi1,2, Yoshihiro Furukawa3, Jun Kawai4 and Steven A. Benner1,2,5
1Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, 13709 Progress Boulevard, Alachua, FL, 32615, USA
2Firebird Biomolecular Sciences LLC, 13709 Progress Boulevard, Alachua, FL, 32615, USA
3Department of Earth Science, Tohoku University, 2 Chome-1-1 Katahira, Aoba Ward, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture 980-8577, Japan
4Department of Material Science and Engineering, Yokohama National University, 79-5 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240-8501, Japan
5The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology, 13709 Progress Boulevard, Alachua, FL, 32615, USA
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This article is part of the Thematic Series "From prebiotic chemistry to molecular evolution".
Guest Editor: L. Cronin
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2017, 13, 393–404.

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