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Mineral surface-templated self-assembling systems: Case studies from nanoscience and surface science towards origins of life research

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An increasing body of evidence relates the wide range of benefits mineral surfaces offer for the development of early living systems, including adsorption of small molecules from the aqueous phase, formation of monomeric subunits and their subsequent polymerization, and supramolecular assembly of biopolymers and other biomolecules. Each of these processes was likely a necessary stage in the emergence of life on Earth. Here, we compile evidence that templating and enhancement of prebiotically-...

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Peer reviewed
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10.3390/life8020010

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM
Subgroup:
Structural Genomics Consortium
ORCID:
0000-0002-8597-8723
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ORCID:
0000-0001-5175-4599
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Grant:
ELSI Origins Network Research Fellowship
Publisher:
MDPI Publisher's website
Journal:
Life Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
2
Pages:
10
Publication date:
2018-05-08
Acceptance date:
2018-05-03
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EISSN:
2075-1729
ISSN:
2075-1729
Pubs id:
pubs:848165
URN:
uri:f99b6682-119d-4fbd-87ae-7cc734520e53
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uuid:f99b6682-119d-4fbd-87ae-7cc734520e53
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pubs:848165

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