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Many scientists believe that RNA was likely the first macromolecule to evolve in primitive cells, and eventually, its genetic and catalytic functions diverged.

Which of the following statements below support the RNA World Hypothesis?

Select ALL that apply.

A

Modern cells containing only RNA as the genetic material have been found.

B

Modern RNA molecules have been found that are capable of catalytic activity.

C

Many viruses use RNA as their only genetic material.

D

Modern DNA molecules have been found that are capable of catalytic activity.

E

Modern protein molecules have been found that are capable of storing genetic information.

F

Many viruses are composed entirely of protein, which serves both genetic and catalytic functions.

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