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Protobiont

Initial structures during the origin of life which can show at least one property of life


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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... is known the general composition of our early atmosphere was capable of producing something that we today might identify as lifelike- presumably a protobiont with a primitive lipid membrane and some means of reproduction- presumably RNA. under proper circumstances these RNA molecules could multiply, ...

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by cyanodave
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:51 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Origin of life

... which natural selection could work. They merely speak in vague generalities, and always dodge the question when asked specifically "What is a protobiont", or "what is the minimal length of self-replicating DNA?". They simply say it happened and some day future discoveries will ...

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by Linn
Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origin of life
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Origin of life

... which natural selection could work. They merely speak in vague generalities, and always dodge the question when asked specifically "What is a protobiont", or "what is the minimal length of self-replicating DNA?". They simply say it happened and some day future discoveries will ...

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by Springer
Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:14 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origin of life
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Origin of life

quote="mithrilhack" Excerpt describing the formation of the "membrane" of the protobiont. Keto-enol tautomerism is a widely distributed state of substances that possess a carbonyl group. Usually, tautomeric equilibrium is strongly shifted toward the ...

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by Springer
Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:47 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origin of life
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Origin of life

The conclusion that protobionts existed is based only on the presumption that evolution is the answer and that ID is non-existent. It's not based on aniy evidence that they are biologically possible or that they could form through ...

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by mith
Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origin of life
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