A Fission-Fusion Origin for Life

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To develop a comprehensive ‘cells-first’ approach to the origin of life, we propose that protocells form spontaneously and that the fission and fusion of these protocells drives the dynamics of their evolution. The fitness criterion for this evolution is taken to be the the stability (conservation) of domains in the protocellular membrane as determined by… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1006568226145

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@article{Norris1998AFO, title={A Fission-Fusion Origin for Life}, author={Vic Norris and Derek J. Raine}, journal={Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere}, year={1998}, volume={28}, pages={523-537} }