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Comment #305690 by Steve Zara

There is also good evidence that RNA polymerases well in very cold conditions (such as in ice).


Presumably a great virtue of low temperatures is the stability of the chain-formed-so-far?

Is there any added energetic kick involved in getting each act of assembly over the hump? Arrehnius still rules surely? Incident photons? Energetic particles perhaps?

Tue, 23 Dec 2008 13:38:00 UTC | #291201