Conditions for the emergence of life on the early Earth: Summary and reflections

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Abstract

This review attempts to situate the emergence of life on the early Earth within the scientific issues of the operational and mechanistic description of life, the conditions and constraints of prebiotic chemistry, together with bottom-up molecular fabrication and biomolecular nanofabrication and top-down miniaturization approaches to the origin of terrestrial life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1877-1891
Number of pages15
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Volume361
Issue number1474
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Oct 2006

Keywords

  • Biotic raw materials
  • Building blocks of biomolecules
  • Complex biological matter
  • Self-organization
  • Structure-dynamics-function relations
  • The chemical universe

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