Scouting for recent pubs on origin/evolution of the genetic code – suggestions wanted

A student in my Intro Bio class is interested in learning more about the origin and evolution of the genetic code. I am looking for some relatively recent papers to suggest to her. I have found the following:

Other suggestions wanted …

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A suggestion from Twitter

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

4 thoughts on “Scouting for recent pubs on origin/evolution of the genetic code – suggestions wanted”

  1. I found this paper by Eugene Koonin and Yuri Wolf to be very thought provoking: “On the origin of the translation system and the genetic code in the RNA world by means of natural selection, exaptation, and subfunctionalization”

    http://www.biology-direct.com/content/2/1/14

    It's more hypothesizing and thought experiments about what needed to and might have happened for the translation system to evolve. The main purpose is to give ideas of the direction that future experimentation may take.

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