The Effect of Secondary Structure on the Template Activity of Polyribonucleotides
One of the key discoveries in early code translation efforts is discussed in this article--that single-stranded RNA, but not
double or triple stranded RNA, serves as a template for protein synthesis. This article discusses the possible functional
significance of RNA's secondary structure in the coding mechanism.
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1963-03 (March 1963)
Jones, Oliver W. Jr
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Periodical: Singer, Maxine, Oliver W. Jones Jr, and Marshall W. Nirenberg. "The Effect of Secondary Structure on the Template Activity
of Polyribonucleotides." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 49, 3 (March
1963): 392-399. Article. 8 Images.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Reproduced with permission of Marshall W. Nirenberg.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Translating the Code of Life and the Nobel Prize, 1962-1968