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Prebiotic Chemistry

  1. Antonio Lazcano

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000553

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How to Cite

Lazcano, A. 2001. Prebiotic Chemistry. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001

Abstract

Life may be the outcome of a process of prebiotic evolution that involved the self-organization of abiotically synthesized organic molecules.

Keywords:

  • origin of life;
  • heterotrophic hypothesis;
  • primitive soup;
  • primitive Earth;
  • pyrite-based autotrophy