A minimal self-replicating system based on the diels-alder reaction

@article{Philp2006AMS,
  title={A minimal self-replicating system based on the diels-alder reaction},
  author={Douglas Philp and Andrew Robertson},
  journal={Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere},
  year={2006},
  volume={26},
  pages={425-426}
}
It has been widely accepted that life must have emerged from relatively simple precursors via a molecule capable of self-replication ~. Research into the nature of this prebiotic entity has so far centered on nucleic acids 2, indeed, an 'RNA world' has been proposed 3 as the initiator of life on the planet. Whilst studies of this and related systems are… CONTINUE READING