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Biogenesis

Definition

noun

(1) The process in which life forms arise from similar life forms.

(2) It asserts that living things can only be produced by another living thing, and not by a non-living thing.


Supplement

It is now a common notion that any living thing can only come from another living thing, and no cellular life has ever been observed to arise from non-living matter. For example, a spider lays eggs that will develop into spiders.


Word origin: from (Greek) bios: life + (Greek) genesis: origin, source.
Related forms: biogenetic (adjective), biogenous (adjective).
Related phrases: Law of Biogenesis.
Synonym: biogeny.
Compare: abiogenesis, spontaneous generation.


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The Selfish Gene

... agree with you that selection on the products of the genes is going to be more powerful than selection on the sequences alone. The first stages of biogenesis would have involved selection among small replicating molecules of some type(s) - they wouldn't have been something we would normally term ...

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by Darby
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:54 pm
 
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biogenesis/panspermia only shifts the problem further either in time or in place, but doesn't solve the problem where and how did life emerge The book's title: "The origin of life and space. General theory and universal ...

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by leniel
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:50 pm
 
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Re: biogenesis

That likely means the same as "production of the membrane proteins by a biological system".

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by jonmoulton
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:55 pm
 
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biogenesis

Can some one please say me what does it mean " Biogenesis of membrane proteins " ?

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by umth
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:58 pm
 
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The general theory of origin of life

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Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:01 am
 
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