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Autocatalytic Sets and the Origin of Life

Abstract:

The origin of life is one of the most fundamental, but also one of the most difficult problems in science. Despite differences between various proposed scenarios, one common element seems to be the emergence of an autocatalytic set or cycle at some stage. However, there is still disagreement as to how likely it is that such self-sustaining sets could arise "spontaneously". This disagreement is largely caused by the lack of formal models. Here, we briefly review some of the criticism against a...

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10.3390/e12071733

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Hordijk, W More by this author
Journal:
ENTROPY
Volume:
12
Issue:
7
Pages:
1733-1742
Publication date:
2010-07-05
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EISSN:
1099-4300
ISSN:
1099-4300
URN:
uuid:80d6d167-6c0b-4c2d-b4ba-b0674ceca73a
Source identifiers:
102979
Local pid:
pubs:102979
Language:
English
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