The Role of Submarine Hydrothermal Systems in the Synthesis of Amino Acids

  title={The Role of Submarine Hydrothermal Systems in the Synthesis of Amino Acids},
  author={A. Aubrey and H. Cleaves and J. L. Bada},
  journal={Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres},
  • A. Aubrey, H. Cleaves, J. L. Bada
  • Published 2008
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres
  • There is little consensus regarding the plausibility of organic synthesis in submarine hydrothermal systems (SHSs) and its possible relevance to the origin of life. The primary reason for the persistence of this debate is that most experimental high temperature and high-pressure organic synthesis studies have neglected important geochemical constraints with respect to source material composition. We report here the results of experiments exploring the potential for amino acid synthesis at high… CONTINUE READING
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