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ProtocellsBridging Nonliving and Living Matter$
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Steen Rasmussen, Mark A. Bedau, Liaohai Chen, David Deamer, David C. Krakauer, Norman H. Packard, and Peter F. Stadler

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262182683

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262182683.001.0001

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The Early History of Protocells: The Search for the Recipe of Life

The Early History of Protocells: The Search for the Recipe of Life

(p.2) (p.3) 1 The Early History of Protocells: The Search for the Recipe of Life

Martin M. Hanczyc

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This book discusses the methods and conditions to produce protocells. The production of a protocell requires the combination of an appropriate mix of nonliving molecules, let them react, and self-assemble in a living protocell. This introduction provides a brief overview of protocells and the scientific roots of contemporary protocell research. It situates protocell science in the broader context of the theories of life, minimal forms of life and the origin of life.

Keywords:   protocells, nonliving molecules, protocell research, protocell science, origin of life

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