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Beginnings of Cellular Life: Metabolism Recapitulates Biogenesis

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By: HJ Morowitz

208 pages, Illus

Yale University Press

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #20421 | ISBN: 0300054831
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Morowitz postulates that the first step toward the origin of life was the spontaneous condensation of amphiphilic molecules to form vesicles or protocells. He further proposes that core metabolic processes have not changed for some 3.8 billion years, so we can use a study of modern biochemistry to advance our knowledge about the chemical processes of the earliest protocells.

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