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Becker, Sidney ORCID: 0000-0002-4746-2822; Schneider, Christina ORCID: 0000-0002-7110-1744; Crisp, Antony ORCID: 0000-0001-7173-4376; Carell, Thomas ORCID: 0000-0001-7898-2831 (12. December 2018): Non-canonical nucleosides and chemistry of the emergence of life. In: Nature Communications, 5174
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Prebiotic chemistry, driven by changing environmental parameters provides canonical and a multitude of non-canonical nucleosides. This suggests that Watson-Crick base pairs were selected from a diverse pool of nucleosides in a pre-Darwinian chemical evolution process.