On Protocells, Preprokaryotes, and Early Prokaryotes
It has been well documented that chemical reactions occurring on the surface of the prebiotic Earth could have given large amounts of monomeric organic compounds necessary for the origin of life. Less clear is how activated monomers obtained from such compounds could have formed larger molecules, particularly those heteropolymers made from nucleotides and amino acids, the nucleic acids and proteins, which are essential components in all contemporary living organisms.
KeywordsMolecular Evolution Translation Apparatus Membrane Boundary Triplet Code Stepwise Emergence
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