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A spherical shell that is usually made of a biodegradable or resorbable plastic polymer, that has a very small diameter usually in the micrometer or nanometer range, and that is often filled with a substance (as a drug or antibody) for release as the shell is degraded.

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Re: What are microspheres and coacervates?

Microspheres and coacervates are possible contenders for the basis of the first primitive cells. In this context, a microsphere is made by amino acids joining under heat to form short peptide chains. When the water, in which they are suspended, dries out, the peptides often form ...

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by skeptic
Tue May 05, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What are microspheres and coacervates?
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... specialization. Each cell retains the ability to survive completely on its own, and can perform all tasks necessary for survival, but as part of a microsphere it only performs a few of those tasks. For example, some cells in the sphere can be used solely for movement, others for reproduction, others ...

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by alextemplet
Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: microspheres
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I don't Think so

... nucleotides, amino acids, etc. aka Miller-Urey experiment There was an experiment done by Dr. Sidney Fox in which he was able to create a microsphere/"protocell". He put amino acids in Earth's early environment and they grouped together and formed a working membrane. This membrane could, ...

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by MasterChief
Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has life been created in the lab?
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