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Field theory of molecular cooperators

@article{Piero2015FieldTO,
  title={Field theory of molecular cooperators},
  author={Jordi Pi{\~n}ero and Ricard V. Sol'e},
  journal={arXiv: Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems},
  year={2015}
}
It has been suggested that major transitions in evolution require the emergence of novelties, often associated to the cooperative behaviour of previously existing objects or agents. A key innovation involves the first cooperative interactions among molecules in a prebiotic biosphere. One of the simplest scenarios includes two molecular species capable of helping each other forming a catalytic loop or hypercycle. The second order kinetics of the hypercycle implies a hyperbolic growth dynamics… 

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