Volume 93 Issue 30 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 27, 2015 | Web Date: July 22, 2015

A Possible Explanation For The Origins Of Peptides On Earth

Chemical Evolution: Researchers link amino and hydroxy acids by simulating wet and dry conditions on ancient Earth
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: prebiotic, origin of life, peptides, chemical evolution
 

In their quest to understand how life on Earth formed, scientists long ago determined that amino acids—simple yet important building blocks within all organisms—can form under conditions mimicking those of ancient Earth. But the question remains: How might those amino acids combine to form more complex molecules such as peptides?

A team of researchers associated with the NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution proposes one possible . . .

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