The Lipid World

@article{Segr2004TheLW,
  title={The Lipid World},
  author={Daniel Segr{\`e} and Dafna Ben-Eli and David Deamer and Doron Lancet},
  journal={Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere},
  year={2004},
  volume={31},
  pages={119-145}
}
The continuity of abiotically formed bilayer membraneswith similar structures in contemporary cellular life,and the requirement for microenvironments in whichlarge and small molecules could be compartmentalized, support the idea that amphiphilic boundary structurescontributed to the emergence of life. As an extensionof this notion, we propose here a `Lipid World'scenario as an early evolutionary step in theemergence of cellular life on Earth. This conceptcombines the potential chemical… Expand
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