The Development of the Proteinoid Model for the Origin of Life

  • Duane L. Rohlfing


It is a pleasure to contribute an article commemorating seven full decades of Sidney W. Fox and two-and-a-half decades of the proteinoid theory. This article in part reviews some of Fox’s major research accomplishments, which have evolved to be known as the proteinoid model (or theory) for the origin of life. However, the range of his research and of his thinking are, I believe, better viewed after some focus on features of the unique arena in which the work is being done, and on some preconceptions and untested speculations that abound in that arena. Also, some ideas about the significances and the acceptance of the proteinoid model are presented.


Free Amino Acid Fumaric Acid Origin Area Nonproteinous Amino Acid Polyaspartic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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