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Biosystems. 1997;42(2-3):111-8.

The emergence of the non-cellular phase of life on the fine-grained clayish particles of the early Earth's regolith.

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International Nanobiological Testbed, Russian Branch, Moscow, Russia.

Abstract

A scenario of the origin of the very first ribonucleoproteinoid virus-like complexes, which is based on their synthesis in the interlaminar spaces of clayish grain regolith of the primitive Earth, about 4 billion years ago when water in the form of liquid drops first appeared. The proposed model explains the origin of chirality of modern biopolymers as a result of preferential adsorption of biomonomers on such grains.

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