Bioenergetics and life's origins.

  title={Bioenergetics and life's origins.},
  author={David Deamer and Arthur L. Weber},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology},
  volume={2 2},
  • D. DeamerA. Weber
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • Biology
  • Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology
Bioenergetics is central to our understanding of living systems, yet has attracted relatively little attention in origins of life research. This article focuses on energy resources available to drive primitive metabolism and the synthesis of polymers that could be incorporated into molecular systems having properties associated with the living state. The compartmented systems are referred to as protocells, each different from all the rest and representing a kind of natural experiment. The… 

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