The hyperthermophilic origin of life revisited.

  title={The hyperthermophilic origin of life revisited.},
  author={David Schwartzman and Charles H. Lineweaver},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  volume={32 Pt 2},
We revisit the case for the hyperthermophilic scenario for the origin of life and the last common ancestor. Evidence includes studies of phylogenetic trees, rRNA, G and C content, hyperthermophilic proteins, correlations between maximal temperature tolerances and genetic distances, saline stabilization of DNA/RNA, and the inferred climatic temperatures of the early Earth. Although some doubts remain, the case for hot biogenesis and the last common ancestor has gotten stronger. 

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