Amino acids and the asymmetry of life : caught in the act of formation
This engaging study seeks to explain why left-handed amino acids violated parity in the emergence of life on Earth. To that end, it offers all the models proposed by physicists, chemists and biologists as well as the scientific conflicts.
Print Book, English, ©2010
Springer, Berlin, ©2010
xxii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9783642095580, 9783540768869, 3642095585, 3540768866
Tracing life's origin: From amino acids to Space Mission ROSETTA
Stereochemistry for the study of the origin of life
Minority report: Life's chiral molecules of opposite handedness
When crystals deliver chirality to life
When parity falls: The weak nuclear interaction
Chiral fields: Light, magnetism, and chirality
Key to the prebiotic origin of amino acids
A new record for chiral molecules in meteorites
The new space race: Chiral molecules on comets and on Mars
Accelerating the carousel: Amplification mechanisms