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Origin of microbial life: Nano- and molecular events controlled by thermodynamics/entropy, quantum mechanisms and genetic instructions.
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PMID:  21256894     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Currently, there are no agreed upon mechanisms and supporting evidence for the origin of the first microbial cells on the Earth. However, some hypotheses have been proposed with minimal supporting evidence and experimentation/observations. The approach taken in this article is that life originated at the nano- and molecular levels of biological organization using still unknown, quantum mechanic principles that became manifested as classical microbial cell(s) allowing the origin of microbial life on the Earth with a core or minimal, organic, genetic code containing the correct instructions for cell(s) for growth and division, in a micron dimension environment, with a local entropy range conducive to life (present about 4 billion years ago), and obeying the laws of thermodynamics. An integrated approach that explores all encompassing factors necessary for the origin of life, may bring forth plausible hypotheses (and mechanisms) with much needed supporting experimentation and observations for an origin of life theory.
Authors:
J T Trevors
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of microbiological methods     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8359     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8306883     Medline TA:  J Microbiol Methods     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier B.V.
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