Formation of Adenine by Electron Irradiation of Methane, Ammonia, and Water.

Several reports have described the effect of different forms of energy on gaseous mixtures of methane, ammonia, hydrogen, and water-the kind of mixture that probably comprised the atmosphere of the prebiotic earth.'-3 While the formation of amino acids in such experiments has been clearly demonstrated, there is little evidence for the formation of the… CONTINUE READING