Mirror symmetry breaking in biochemical evolution

Abstract

The problem of origination of molecular asymmetry in biochemical evolution is discussed. The theoretical analysis shows that chiral purity of biomolecules has the biological significance for self-reproduction of organisms. The models of spontaneous symmetry-breaking in molecular systems are given. The aspects of various stages of biochemical evolution associated with the development of chiral polarization are analysed.

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Morozov, L. Mirror symmetry breaking in biochemical evolution. Origins Life Evol Biosphere 9, 187–217 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00932495

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Keywords

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Geochemistry
  • Theoretical Analysis
  • Mirror Symmetry
  • Symmetry Breaking