From pre-cells to Eukarya--a tale of two lipids.

@article{Wchtershuser2003FromPT,
  title={From pre-cells to Eukarya--a tale of two lipids.},
  author={G{\"u}nter W{\"a}chtersh{\"a}user},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={
          13-22
        }
}
  • Günter Wächtershäuser
  • Published in Molecular microbiology 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • A mechanistic hypothesis for the origin of the three domains of life is proposed. A population of evolving pre-cells is suggested to have had a membrane of a racemate of chiral lipids that continuously underwent spontaneous symmetry breaking by spatial phase segregation into two enantiomerically enriched membrane domains. By frequent pre-cell fusions and fissions these membrane domains became partitioned between two pre-cell subpopulations having predominantly one lipid enantiomer or the other… CONTINUE READING

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