The Lipid World

  title={The Lipid World},
  author={D. Segr{\'e} and Dafna Ben-Eli and D. Deamer and D. Lancet},
  journal={Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere},
  • D. Segré, Dafna Ben-Eli, +1 author D. Lancet
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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