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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: From Cytoplasm To Environment: The Inorganic Ingredients For The Origin Of Life.
Author: Novoselov, Alexey A
Serrano, Paloma
Pacheco, Mírian Liza Alves Forancelli
Chaffin, Michael Scott
O'Malley-James, Jack Thomas
Moreno, Susan Carla
Ribeiro, Filipe Batista
Abstract: Early in its history, Earth's surface developed from an uninhabitable magma ocean to a place where life could emerge. The first organisms, lacking ion transporters, fixed the composition of their cradle environment in their intracellular fluid. Later, though life adapted and spread, it preserved some qualities of its initial environment within. Modern prokaryotes could thus provide insights into the conditions of early Earth and the requirements for the emergence of life. In this work, we constrain Earth's life-forming environment through detailed analysis of prokaryotic intracellular fluid. Rigorous assessment of the constraints placed on the early Earth environment by intracellular liquid will provide insight into the conditions of abiogenesis, with implications not only for our understanding of early Earth but also the formation of life elsewhere in the Universe.
Subject: Atmosphere
Carbon Dioxide
Hydrothermal Vents
Inorganic Chemicals
Models, Theoretical
Oceans And Seas
Citation: Astrobiology. v. 13, n. 3, p. 294-302, 2013-Mar.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1089/ast.2012.0836
Date Issue: 2013
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