• J. Lawrence Fox


The A. I. Oparin theory (1) presented in 1924 and its subsequent elaborations constitute today’s most commonly accepted theory of the origin of life on the Earth. The lucidity and scope of this monumental contribution has withstood many tests of time. It has provided the impetus for many contemporary workers to enter this area of research (2). On the basis of laboratory results and new insights, certain stages of Oparin’s theory are now open to conceptual changes.


Chemical Evolution Primitive Cell Simple Molecule Cinder Cone Subsequent Elaboration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Lawrence Fox
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Biophysics and Physiology, Department of ZoologyUniversity of Texas at AustinUSA

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