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Cyanobacteria Produce N-(2-Aminoethyl)Glycine, a Backbone for Peptide Nucleic Acids Which May Have Been the First Genetic Molecules for Life on Earth

  • Sandra Anne Banack,

    Affiliation: Institute for Ethnomedicine, Jackson, Wyoming, United States of America

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  • James S. Metcalf,

    Affiliation: Institute for Ethnomedicine, Jackson, Wyoming, United States of America

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  • Liying Jiang,

    Affiliation: Department of Analytical Chemistry, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Derek Craighead,

    Affiliation: Craighead Beringia South, Kelly, Wyoming, United States of America

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  • Leopold L. Ilag,

    Affiliation: Department of Analytical Chemistry, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Paul Alan Cox mail

    paul@ethnomedicine.org

    Affiliation: Institute for Ethnomedicine, Jackson, Wyoming, United States of America

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  • Published: November 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049043

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