Origin of life: clues from relations between chemical compositions of living organisms and natural environments.

Abstract

When elemental enrichment factors in living organisms are plotted against the ionic potential of the elements, a strikingly similar pattern is found for different groups of organisms; the pattern is also similar, in its general features, to that found in seawater. These relationships support the idea that life began in a water-rich environment interfacing with the primitive atmosphere of the earth.

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@article{Banin1975OriginOL, title={Origin of life: clues from relations between chemical compositions of living organisms and natural environments.}, author={Amos Banin and J. Navrot}, journal={Science}, year={1975}, volume={189 4202}, pages={550-1} }