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Formation of the Building Blocks of Life

Stanley L. Miller and Antonio Lazcano

in Life's Origin: The Beginnings of Biological Evolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233904
eISBN:
9780520928701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233904.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the role of building-block molecules or monomers on the emergence of life. It describes the prebiotic synthesis of amino acids, sugars, purines, and pyrimidines under ... More


From Building Blocks to the Polymers of Life

James P. Ferris

in Life's Origin: The Beginnings of Biological Evolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233904
eISBN:
9780520928701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233904.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter offers an origin-of-life scenario that requires the prebiotic synthesis of biopolymers. Scientists suggest that that RNA was the most important biopolymer in early (but not necessarily ... More


Ultimate Riddle: Origin of Cellular Life

Franklin M. Harold

in In Search of Cell History: The Evolution of Life's Building Blocks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174143
eISBN:
9780226174310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174310.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

In all of biology, there is no more consequential problem than the origin of life; yet despite the expenditure of much effort and ink over the past seventy years a satisfactory answer continues to ... More


Cell-like Entities: Scientific Challenges and Future Applications

John M. Frazier, Nancy Kelley-Loughnane, Sandra Trott, Oleg Paliy, Mauricio Rodriguez Rodriguez, Leamon Viveros, and Melanie Tomczak

in Protocells: Bridging Nonliving and Living Matter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182683
eISBN:
9780262282093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182683.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter describes the progress in the synthesis of biochemical monomers and polymers under realistic prebiotic conditions. It reviews prebiotic synthesis of simple biological molecules to lend ... More


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