Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
ProtocellsBridging Nonliving and Living Matter$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use.date: 27 May 2022

Models of Protocell Replication

Models of Protocell Replication

(p.213) 10 Models of Protocell Replication

Ricard V. Solé

Javier Macía

Harold Fellermann

Andreea Munteanu

Josep Sardanyés

Sergi Valverde

The MIT Press

This chapter attempts to model protocell production under the general perspective of autopoiesis. An example of an autopoietic system is a living cell that is capable of self-generation and self-reproduction using energy derived from its environment. This chapter investigates how, and under what conditions, an autopoietic protocell can emerge. It focuses on the lattice artificial chemistry (LAC), computational system that is used to model autopoietic protocells.

Keywords:   protocell, autopoiesis, autopoietic system, self-generation, self-reproduction, autopoietic protocell, lattice artificial chemistry, LAC

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.