Primordial soup was edible: abiotically produced Miller-Urey mixture supports bacterial growth

Abstract

Sixty years after the seminal Miller-Urey experiment that abiotically produced a mixture of racemized amino acids, we provide a definite proof that this primordial soup, when properly cooked, was edible for primitive organisms. Direct admixture of even small amounts of Miller-Urey mixture strongly inhibits E. coli bacteria growth due to the toxicity of… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/srep14338

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@inproceedings{Xie2015PrimordialSW, title={Primordial soup was edible: abiotically produced Miller-Urey mixture supports bacterial growth}, author={Xueshu Xie and Daniel Backman and Albert T. Lebedev and Viatcheslav B. Artaev and Liying Jiang and Leopold L. Ilag and Roman A. Zubarev}, booktitle={Scientific reports}, year={2015} }