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Permanent segmental interchange complex in the termite Incisitermes schwarzi
This report is concerned with the chromosomes of I. schwarzi, which has the most extensive complex of reciprocal translocations so far described in any animal species. Expand
Membrane, action, and oscillatory potentials in simulated protocells
The results add the property of electrical potential to the other known properties of proteinoid microspheres, in their role as models for protocells, in terms of electrical membrane potentials, oscillations, and action potentials. Expand
Geographic variation of sex-linked translocation heterozygosity in the termite Kalotermes approximatus snyder (Insecta: Isoptera)
The geographic pattern of these rearrangements suggests that their selection accompanied the expansion of the species northward from southern Florida sometime since the last glaciation or that as they arose the new translocation types successively supplanted the ancestral types, preferentially in the east-central portion of the range. Expand
The updated experimental proteinoid model
The experimental proteinoid model includes new results indicating that polymers sufficiently rich in basic amino acid catalyze the synthesis of peptides from ATP and amino acids and ofExpand
Effect of products from heated amino acids on conductance in lipid bilayer membranes and non-aqueous solvents.
The electrical conductance of lipid bilayer membranes of oxidized cholesterol is elevated 102–103 times by the addition of various products of the heating of amino acids. Solution of such products inExpand
Proteinoid microspheres more stable in hot than in cold water.
Experimental examination of the question of whether some proteinoid microspheres might be stable in hot water has revealed proteinoids that are soluble in cold water but precipitate on heating. Expand
Multiple sex-linked reciprocal translocations in a termite from Jamaica
Males of the termiteIncisitermes schwarzi from Jamaica have a diploid chromosome number of 32 which is the largest reciprocal translocation complex so far described for any plant or animal species. Expand
Ancient microspheres: abiogenic, protobiogenic, or biogenic?
Criteria of biogenicity of microspheroidal objects, which have been interpreted as microfossils, are here reviewed in the light of additional data. Much weight has been placed by some commentators onExpand
Thermal copoly(amino acids) as inhibitors of glyoxalase I.
A number of copoly(alpha-amino acids) have been prepared thermally; some have been found to function as inhibitors of glyoxalase I, an enzyme which occupies a central position in Szent-Györgyi'sExpand