Origin and Development of Life

  • Gennadiy Zhegunov
Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)


Life has already existed on Earth for 3.5 billion years—just one billion less than the Solar System itself has existed. The process of the origin and historical development of life on Earth is called phylogenesis. One of the main scientific hypotheses states that life originated from non-living nature due to evolution—a progressive complication of molecules and their systems under geophysical conditions that differed significantly from those prevailing today.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kharkov State Veterinary AcademyKharkiv RegionUkraine

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