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Beginnings of cellular life : metabolism recapitulates biogenesis

Author: Harold J Morowitz
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1992.
Series: Bio-origins series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book an internationally renowned scientist presents a radically new theory of the origin of life on Earth 4 billion years ago." "Harold J. Morowitz postulates that the first step toward the origin of life was the spontaneous condensation of amphiphilic molecules to form vesicles (or protocells). This hypothesis provides a framework for reexamining the emergence of cellularity. Morowitz further proposes that  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold J Morowitz
ISBN: 0300054831 9780300054835 9780300102109 0300102100
OCLC Number: 25316379
Description: x, 195 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Nature of the Problem --
2. The Study of Origins --
3. The Top-Down Approach --
4. Generalizations from Contemporary Biology and Biochemistry --
5. The Minimal Cell --
6. The Bottom-Up Approach --
7. Chemical Elements, Hydrophobicity, and Structure --
8. The Logic of Replication --
9. Energy, Complexity, and Organization --
10. Underlying Chemical Mechanisms --
11. Networks --
12. Lessons from Contemporary Biochemistry --
13. The Scenario --
Appendix: An Experimental Test.
Series Title: Bio-origins series.
Responsibility: Harold J. Morowitz.

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Morowitz presents a theory of the origin of life on Earth 4 billion years ago. He believes that the first step was the spontaneous condensation of amphiphilic molecules to form vesicles or  Read more...

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