What ingredient, when added, would lead to creating RNA/DNA in the Miller Urey experiment?

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What ingredient, when added, would lead to creating RNA/DNA in the Miller Urey experiment?

Miller Urey experiment

Miller and Urey conducted experiments to find out the molecular origins of life. They simulated the conditions on earth at the time of origin of life to show that different chemicalorganic compounds could be formed spontaneously.

Answer and Explanation:

In Miller and Urey experiment they used Ammonia (NH3), carbon monoxide (CO) under reducing atmosphere to form nucleobases. Later other scientist found that formamide is the intermediate parental compounds for the synthesis of RNA and DNA.


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