Ep 254: Prebiotic evolution part 1: proteins

Ep 254: Prebiotic evolution part 1: proteins

Prebiotic evolution part 1: proteins

Most of the way your cells do what they do is by using proteins. Proteins are made by life. But if life makes proteins and life needs proteins, where did the first proteins come from? Join us for part 1 of our investigation of the evolution before evolution—the building up of the complex chemicals needed for the beginning of life.

Here’s a lecture on prebiotic evolution.


Here’s a slightly dated paper on prebiotic evolution.

The Origin and Early Evolution of Life: Prebiotic Chemistry, the Pre-RNA World, and Time

Here’s something about the Miller–Urey experiment, and some of the variations that have been done since.

Primordial Soup’s On: Scientists Repeat Evolution’s Most Famous Experiment

And here’s a little bit about the Murchison meteorite.

Meteorite That Fell in 1969 Still Revealing Secrets of the Early Solar System

Meteoritical Bulletin: Entry for Murchison

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