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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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Evolutionary Microfluidic Complementation Toward Artificial Cells

Evolutionary Microfluidic Complementation Toward Artificial Cells

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(p.253) 12 Evolutionary Microfluidic Complementation Toward Artificial Cells
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Protocells
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John S. McCaskill

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262182683.003.0012

This chapter discusses a protocell model devoid of polynucleotides. It also considers the notion of compositional information, in an attempt to answer the question of how information could be propagated in molecular assemblies that are completely free of informational biopolymers.

Keywords:   protocell model, polynucleotides, compositional information, molecular assemblies, informational biopolymers, biopolymers

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