Prebiotic synthesis of hydrophobic and protein amino acids.

  title={Prebiotic synthesis of hydrophobic and protein amino acids.},
  author={David Ring and Y Wolman and Nadav Friedmann and Stanley L. Miller},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={69 3},
The formation of amino acids by the action of electric discharges on a mixture of methane, nitrogen, and water with traces of ammonia was studied in detail. The presence of glycine, alanine, alpha-amino-n-butyric acid, alpha-aminoisobutyric acid, valine, norvaline, isovaline, leucine, isoleucine, alloisoleucine, norleucine, proline, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, serine, threonine, allothreonine, alpha-hydroxy-gamma-aminobutyric acid, and alpha,gamma-diaminobutyric acid was confirmed by ion… CONTINUE READING


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