Computational studies on conditions of the emergence of autopoietic protocells.

@article{Ono2005ComputationalSO,
  title={Computational studies on conditions of the emergence of autopoietic protocells.},
  author={Naoaki Ono},
  journal={Bio Systems},
  year={2005},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={223-33}
}
It has been pointed out that the acquisition of self-maintaining protocells was one of the most important evolutionary steps in the earliest stage of life. However, there remains little evidence to show what the components of the protocells were and how they were acquired. A theoretical study to investigate the possible process of the emergence of protocells is therefore required. In this paper, we present a computational model that demonstrates the emergence and evolution of self-maintaining… CONTINUE READING