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Reduced condition on early Earth and ATP-related mechanism of prebiological evolution
Author(s): E. M. Galimov
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Paper Abstract

I have proposed a model, in which adenosine triphospate (ATP) plays a key role in prebiological evolution. Life is a phenomenon of evolving ordering. It can be shown that a system of conjugated irreversible reactions supplied by energy and dwelling near a steady state, is charged to produce ordering. ATP has properties which are the most appropriate to be involved in such a system. Primary synthesis of ATP demands strong reduced conditions. I show here that such conditions may exist on the early Earth.

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Date Published: 9 October 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6694, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology X, 669402 (9 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.742277
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E. M. Galimov, V.I. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6694:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology X
Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert V. Levin; Alexei Y. Rozanov; Paul C. W. Davies, Editor(s)

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