The emergence of competition between model protocells.


The transition from independent molecular entities to cellular structures with integrated behaviors was a crucial aspect of the origin of life. We show that simple physical principles can mediate a coordinated interaction between genome and compartment boundary, independent of any genomic functions beyond self-replication. RNA, encapsulated in fatty acid… (More)


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@article{Chen2004TheEO, title={The emergence of competition between model protocells.}, author={Irene A. Chen and Richard W Roberts and Jack W Szostak}, journal={Science}, year={2004}, volume={305 5689}, pages={1474-6} }