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The Surfaces of Coacervate Drops and the Formation of Colonies

  • T. N. Evreinova
  • B. L. Allakhverdov
  • V. I. Peshenko

Abstract

In his theory of the origin of life, Academician A.I. Oparin attached particular importance to the cooperation of molecules from the water of the primordial ocean in the form of coacervate drops, which were later transformed into the probionta (1). According to J. D. Bernal, the sediments of the organic compounds that occurred between the aluminosilicate clay layers in the ocean might have also served as material for concervate drops. The hydrophilic coacervate systems are made up of the coacervate drops 0.5–640 microns in diameter. Molecules are concentrated in the drops. The coacervate systems, mostly consisting of gelatin and gum arabic, were investigated by the Dutch Professor Bungenberg de Jong in the first half of this century (2).

Keywords

Evolutionary Biochemistry Stable Drop Polyadenylic Acid Cinema Film Fourth Internat 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. N. Evreinova
    • 1
  • B. L. Allakhverdov
    • 1
  • V. I. Peshenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Biochemistry, Biological Faculty Moscow University, Biophysical InstituteUSSR Academy of SciencesPushchinoRussia

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