Prebiological Evolution and the Metabolic Origins of Life


The chemoton model of cells posits three subsystems: metabolism, compartmentalization, and information. A specific model for the prebiological evolution of a reproducing system with rudimentary versions of these three interdependent subsystems is presented. This is based on the initial emergence and reproduction of autocatalytic networks in hydrothermal… (More)
DOI: 10.1162/artl_a_00032


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