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Protocell

Large ordered structure, enclosed by a membrane, that carries out some life activities, such as growth and division.


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Re: What are microspheres and coacervates?

... life is required. This makes them possible contenders in the formation of the first precursor to true life as structures to enclose the earliest protocell. Note that the word microsphere has many meanings, including lots of different meanings in sciences other than biology.

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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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Mutliple Ancestral Proto-cell Hypothesis

I think the first Protocell would have been very simple with just having a plasma membrane with some protein content in it.And due to evolution probably it got more complex.The main doubt is how all the protocells would have been similar ...

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by David George
Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:09 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Mutliple Ancestral Proto-cell Hypothesis
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Mutliple Ancestral Proto-cell Hypothesis

Well, I think you're combining two hypotheses here, the evolution of death, and my protocell hypotesis. I'm afriad I can't agree totally with your interpretation of my hypothesis. I'm not saying that multiple ancestral proto-cells could account for the differences ...

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by AstusAleator
Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:02 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Mutliple Ancestral Proto-cell Hypothesis
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I don't Think so

... 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, in turn, multiply ...

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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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