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Solving the problems with chirality as a biomarker for alien life
Author(s): Gilbert V. Levin
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Paper Abstract

The basis for chiral biomarkers that have been increasingly proposed to obtain evidence for life is reviewed. Specific problems in accepting them and other biomarkers as proof of life are cited. A new chiral method is offered to overcome these difficulties, a method that can make an unambiguous determination of extant microbial life.

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Date Published: 7 September 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7819, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XIII, 78190H (7 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.863430
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Gilbert V. Levin, Arizona State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7819:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XIII
Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert V. Levin; Alexei Yu. Rozanov; Paul C. W. Davies, Editor(s)

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