The origin of life

Mellersh, Anthony
June 1994
Natural History;Jun94, Vol. 103 Issue 6, p10
Describes various steps in the early chemical evolution of life. Concept of primordial soup; Biological catalysts; How amino acids form proteins; Ability of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) to self replicate; Cellular qualities of algae; Darwinism and the theory of evolution.


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