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We know that RNA can get modified post transcriptionally (RNA modification). So when the RNA is degraded, is it possible for such modifications to still be present on the individual nucleotides -- such that when the nucleotides are recycled for constructing another RNA, those modifications persist?

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    $\begingroup$ It's unlikely that a chemically modified nucleotide would be recycled into a new RNA. $\endgroup$ – canadianer Feb 20 '17 at 21:15
  • $\begingroup$ Why is that? As in which chemical reactions during the course of degradation -> recycling are likely to remove the modification(s)? $\endgroup$ – Opt Feb 22 '17 at 20:22

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