The molecular origins of life : assembling pieces of the puzzle [E-Book] / edited by André Brack.
Brack, A., (editor)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998
1 online resource (viii, 417 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • The origin of the atmosphere / Tobias C. Owen
  • The early atmosphere as a source of biogenic compounds / James F. Kasting and Lisa L. Brown
  • The endogenous synthesis of organic compounds / Stanley L. Miller
  • Hydrothermal systems / Nils G. Holm and Eva M. Andersson
  • Cosmic origin of the biosphere / Armand H. Delsemme
  • Clues from the origin of the Solar System: meteorites / John R. Cronin
  • Micrometeorites on the early Earth / Michel Maurette
  • Membrane compartments in prebiotic evolution / David W. Deamer
  • Origin of life in an iron-sulfur world / Günter Wächtershäuser
  • Clues from present-day biology: the thioester world / Christian de Duve
  • Origins of the RNA world / Alan W. Schwartz
  • Catalyzed RNA synthesis for the RNA world / James P. Ferris
  • Catalysis in the RNA world / Kenneth D. James and Andrew D. Ellington
  • Self-replication and autocatalysis / Jens Burmeister
  • Hyperthermophiles and their possible role as ancestors of modern life / Karl O. Stetter
  • Tracing the roots of the universal tree of life / J. William Schopf
  • Titan / François Raulin
  • Life on Mars / Christopher P. McKay.