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Genetic takeover and the mineral origins of life

by A. G. Cairns-Smith

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Life -- Origin,
  • Molecular evolution,
  • Genetics,
  • Biogenesis,
  • Evolution (Biology),
  • Genetics

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesThe mineral origins of life.
    StatementA.G. Cairns-Smith.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH325 .C225 1982
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 477 p. :
    Number of Pages477
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4270911M
    ISBN 100521233127
    LC Control Number81017070

    The origin of life might seem like the ultimate cold case: no one was there to observe it and much of the relevant evidence has been lost in the intervening billion years or so. Nonetheless, many separate lines of evidence do shed light on this event, and as biologists continue to investigate these data, they are slowly piecing together a. 60 years of DNA The simple story we're told about how genes are the 'blueprint' or 'book' of life is "misleading" and "distorted". That's the provocative view of science writer Phillip Ball who.

    Clay-Nucleic Acid Complexes: Characteristics and Implications for the Preservation of Genetic Material in Primeval Habitats A. G.: , Genetic Takeover and the Mineral Origin of Life, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge J. M., Mendoza-Gomez, C. X. and Pirronello, V. (eds.), The Chemistry of Life's Origins, Kluwer Academic Publishers Cited by:   Research into the origin of life. Learn how certain small molecule interactions may have been responsible for the life itself. You will find scientific theories and findings here.

    of a “genetic takeover,” in which delicate RNA or DNA molecules arose rather late in the development of life, supplanting a hardier genetic molecule on which life was founded. 31 The reactivity of nucleophilic and electrophilic centers can convert molecules that were plausibly present on early Earth into biologically interesting products.   A History Of Collecting Rocks And Minerals: Minerals As Early Medicine balance by controlling the flow of the supposed life-force. ages many books dedicated to rocks and minerals Author: David Bressan.


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The idea of a genetic takeover was a brilliant one that opened up a greater range of possible solutions to the puzzle of the origin of life - and permitted a reasonable solution to be found - the "crystalline ancestry" theory. People tend to assume that genetic takeovers are impossible or by: Genetic Takeover is about the origin of life on the Earth.

It is a scientific detective story — with clues, deductions and a surprise outcome. Its clues are in the nature of living things; in the chemistry of crystals and molecules; in geochemical and biochemical processes that can be seen now in operation/5(6).

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Genetic Takeover by A.G. Cairns-Smith,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(12). A genetic takeover provides a clear scenario in which an organism contains more than one type of heritable material.

Initially the second genetic material is not critical to the organism, and may thus be subject to variation and natural selection - without changes necessarily resulting in a non-viable organism. Buy Genetic Takeover: And the Mineral Origins of Life New Ed by Cairns-Smith, A.

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Abstract. Publication: Clay Minerals. Pub Date: DOI: /claymin Bibcode: ClMinF The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86A.

Resources About ADS Cited by: 1. Clay minerals, such as kaolinite, are particularly attractive because they crystallize at ambient temperatures from aqueous solutions of silicate rock weathering products.

The following ‘genetic take-over’ scenario was proposed by Cairns-Smith () for the mineral origins of life. Certain clays, having properties that favour their Cited by: Genetic takeover and the mineral origins of life / A.G.

Cairns-Smith. Format Book Published Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, Description ix, p.: ill. ; 24 cm. Other titles The mineral origins of life. Notes Includes index. Bibliography: p. [] Subject headings Life--Origin.

Molecular evolution. Origins of Life on the Earth and in the Cosmos, Second Edition, suggests answers to the age-old questions of how life arose in the universe and how it might arise thorough revision of a very successful text describes key events in the evolution of living systems, starting with the creation of an environment suitable for the origins of life.

The extant genetic machinery revolves around three interrelated polymers: RNA, DNA and proteins. Two evolutionary views approach this vital connection from opposite perspectives. The RNA World theory posits that life began in a cold prebiotic broth of monomers with the de novo emergence of replicating RNA as functionally self-contained polymer and that subsequent evolution is characterized by Cited by: 8.

Abiogenesis, or informally the origin of life, is the natural process by which life has arisen from non-living matter, such as simple organic compounds. While the details of this process are still unknown, the prevailing scientific hypothesis is that the transition from non-living to living entities was not a single event, but an evolutionary process of increasing complexity that involved.

The origin of life on Earth is a scientific problem which is not yet solved. There are many ideas, but few clear facts. Most experts agree that all life today evolved by common descent from a single primitive lifeform.

It is not known how this early life form evolved, but scientists think it was a natural process which happened about 3, million years ago.

Eventually, a "genetic takeover" happened: the biological molecules developed the ability to replicate by themselves, and left the crystals behind. Cairns-Smith set all this out in a paper.Contributes to understanding of the origins, evolution and distribution of life in the Universe; Discusses prebiotic chemistry and Earth's early environment, self-replicating and self-organizing systems, the theory of the RNA world and other possible precursor systems, and the origin of the genetic code.