Primeval cells: Possible energy-generating and cell-division mechanisms

@article{Koch2005PrimevalCP,
  title={Primeval cells: Possible energy-generating and cell-division mechanisms},
  author={Arthur L. Koch},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2005},
  volume={21},
  pages={270-277}
}
  • A. L. Koch
  • Published 1 April 1985
  • Biology
  • Journal of Molecular Evolution
SummaryIt is proposed that the first entity capable of adaptive Darwinian evolution consisted of a liposome vesicle formed of (1) abiotically produced phospholipidlike molecules; (2) a very few informational macromolecules; and (3) some abiogenic, lipid-soluble, organic molecule serving as a symporter for phosphate and protons and as a means of high-energy-bond generation. The genetic material had functions that led to the production of phospholipidlike materials (leading to growth and division… 

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