Scripps Research Institute: Mysterious 'Mutational Freedom' in Mitochondrial Molecule May Have Been Key Adaptation in Animal Evolution
The Scripps Research Institute issued the following news release:
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- Mitochondrial transfer-RNAs evolved special mutation-resilient structure in complex animals.
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A set of molecules needed for efficient energy production in cells apparently underwent a radical change during early animal evolution so they could continue to function despite their relatively high mutation rate, according to a new study from scientists at Scripps Research.
In the study, publis...