The emergence of life : from chemical origins to synthetic biology [E-Book] / Pier Luigi Luisi.
Luisi, P. L., (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
1 online resource (xv, 315 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • Conceptual framework of research on the origin of life on earth
  • Approaches to the definitions of life
  • Selection in prebiotic chemistry: why this ... and not that?
  • The bottle neck: macromolecular sequences
  • Self-organization
  • The notion of emergence
  • Self-replication and self-reproduction
  • Autopoiesis: the logic of cellular life
  • Compartments
  • Reactivity and transformation of vesicles
  • Approaches to the minimal cell.