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Genesis - in the beginning : precursors of life, chemical models and early biological evolution

Author: J Seckbach
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2012.
Series: Cellular origin and life in extreme habitats and astrobiology, v. 22.
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This book covers several aspects of life on Earth and in Solar system and beyond. It reviews new data in the field, following current studies from gene and molecular to macro levels.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Seckbach
ISBN: 9789400729407 9400729405
OCLC Number: 759177472
Description: xxxix, 934 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Origins of life : keeping options open / Alan W. Schwarz --
The prebiotic chemistry of alternative nucleic acids / H. James Cleaves II and J.L. Bada --
Cooptive evolution of prebiotic chemical networks / C. Fernando and V. Vasas --
Origin and evolution of self-replicating polymers on mineral habitats / E. Gallori and S. Branciamore --
Mathematical models of prebiotic replication of informational molecules / K. Harris and I.A. Chen --
Life without carbon / R. Hengeveld --
(GADV)-protein world hypothesis on the origin of life / K. Ikehara --
Reality of the emergence of lifelike systems from simple prebiotic polymers on primitive earth / K. Kawamura --
The photobiological regime in the very early earth and the emergence of life / O. Martín et al. --
Prebiotic formation of peptides : a Markov chain approach / F.G. Mosqueira et al. --
Atomic structural templates of the earliest life on earth : vibration and lightning experiments with quartz and amino acids / M. Pawlikowski --
The chemical evolution in open space : a link to the origin of life / M. Simakov --
The prebiotic chemistry of nitrogen and the origin of life / D.P. Summers --
Moving "far from equilibrium" in a prebiotic environment : the role of Maxwell's demon in life origin / D.L. Abel --
Life from interface / K. Ariga et al. --
Breaking the paradigm : the pattern of life / T. Barbalet --
Cyberbiogenesis and the evogrid : a twenty-first century grand challenge / B. Damer et al. --
Constructive approaches for the origin of life / N. Ichihashi et al. --
Origin of life by thermodynamic inversion : a universal process / V. Kompanichenko --
Life explained by heat engines / Anthonie W.J. Muller --
Computational simulations of prebiotic processes / A. Rimola et al. --
Comets, information, and the origin of life / Robert B. Sheldon --
In situ high spatial resolution techniques in the search for the origin of life / D. Wacey --
Disorder to order, nonlife to life : in the beginning there was a mistake / E. Di Mauro et al. --
The role of information and order in the origin of life / B. Roy Frieden and R.A. Gatenby --
The origin of first peptides on earth : from amino acids to homochiral biomolecules / T. Jakschitz et al. --
Chemical models for the origin of biological homochirality / M. Klussmann --
Absolute asymmetric synthesis and the origin of biological chirality / G. Lente --
Energy-driven evolution of prebiotic chiral order (lessons from dynamic systems modeling) / R. Popa and Vily M. Cimpoiasu --
Recurrent dreams of life in meteorites / R. Gordon and J.C. McNichol --
Are we from outer space? : a critical review of the panspermia hypothesis / J.C. McNichol and R. Gordon --
Origin of life and panspermia / C. Wickramasinghe --
The dimeric proto-ribosome within the modern ribosome / I. Agmon --
Oceanic arginine translator : the origin of life and early evolution of the genetic code / R.W. Griffith --
Tidal cycling and the origin of the genetic code : implications for cellular life / R. Lathe --
Heterotrophic model protocells / C. Del Bianco and S.S. Mansy --
A symbiogenic way in the origin of life / L. Pereira et al. --
Horizontal gene transfer and the tree of life / J. Sapp --
On the vesicular origin of the cell cycle / S. Svetina --
Hypothesized microenvironments for the origin of microbial life on earth / J.T. Trevors et al. --
What can life on earth tell us about life in the universe? / Charles H. Lineweaver and A. Chopra --
Potential for life in the Saturn system / F. Raulin --
Energy sources for, and detectability of, life on extrasolar planets / J.A. Raven et al. --
Habitable environments by extremophiles on earth, the solar system, and elsewhere / J. Seckbach and J. Chela-Flores --
Cultural implications of the search and eventual discovery of a second genesis / R. Aretxaga-Burgos and J. Chela-Flores --
The concept of chemical evolution before Oparin / F. Raulin-Cerceau --
A history of origin of life ideas from Darwin to NASA / J.E. Strick.
Series Title: Cellular origin and life in extreme habitats and astrobiology, v. 22.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph Seckbach.

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