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The emergence of the non-cellular phase of life on the fine-grained clayish particles of the early Earth's regolith.

Authors
  • Nussinov, M D
  • Otroshchenko, V A
  • Santoli, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biosystems
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1997
Volume
42
Issue
2-3
Pages
111–118
Identifiers
PMID: 9184757
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A scenario of the origin of the very first ribonucleoproteinoid virus-like complexes, which is based on their synthesis in the interlaminar spaces of clayish grain regolith of the primitive Earth, about 4 billion years ago when water in the form of liquid drops first appeared. The proposed model explains the origin of chirality of modern biopolymers as a result of preferential adsorption of biomonomers on such grains.

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