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Evolution of Models for Evolution

  • Duane L. Rohlfing

Abstract

Of the many accomplishments of Professor Oparin, two are outstanding. His experimental investigations with coacervate droplets, designed and interpreted in the context of the origin of life, have provided much insight into the origins and evolution of protocells. Of even greater overall impact is his pioneering hypothesis concerning the origin of life that suggested conditions, chemical species, and processes of prebiotic evolution. He has presented us with a theoretical model for molecular and cellular evolution.

Keywords

Nonproteinous Amino Acid Polyamino Acid Tamic Acid Prebiotic Evolution Reactant Amino Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Duane L. Rohlfing
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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