Beginnings of Cellular Life: Metabolism Recapitulates Biogenesis

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Yale University Press, Aug 1, 2004 - Science - 208 pages
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Develops a model of the origin of life in which cells originate first, proteins follow, and genes evolve last, which is supported by evidence mustered from biology, biochemistry, and biophysics. This work explores the origins of life and is for anyone who has ever thought seriously about the origin of life.
 

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Contents

The Nature of the Problem
1
The Study of Origins
10
The TopDown Approach
28
Generalizations from Contemporary Biology
38
The Minimal Cell
59
The BottomUp Approach
69
Chemical Elements Hydrophobicity and
85
The Logic of Replication
98
Energy Complexity and Organization
113
Underlying Chemical Mechanisms
133
Networks
150
Lessons from Contemporary Biochemistry
160
The Scenario
172
Index
187
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