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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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Forming the Essential Template for Life: The Physics of Lipid Self-Assembly

Forming the Essential Template for Life: The Physics of Lipid Self-Assembly

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(p.385) 18 Forming the Essential Template for Life: The Physics of Lipid Self-Assembly
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Protocells
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Ole G. Mouritsen

Ask F. Jakobsen

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262182683.003.0018

This chapter focuses on the nature of parasitism and its relationship with cellularization. It discusses the theoretical treatment of parasitism and provides experimental examples of parasitism of molecular replicators. The chapter suggests how parasitism could lead to efficient cellularization, and how this could eventually lead to the evolution of genomes and, ultimately, protocells.

Keywords:   parasitism, cellularization, molecular replicators, evolution, genomes, protocells

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