Guanine: Formation during the Thermal Polymerization of Amino Acids

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Science  27 Mar 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3613, pp. 1449-1450
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3613.1449


The action of heat on a mixture of amino acids was studied as a possible abiological pathway for the synthesis of purines and pyrimidines. Guanine was detected. This result is significant in the context of chemical evolution.

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