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Deep sea vents had ideal conditions for origin of life

November 7, 2019 - General

By creating protocells in hot, alkaline seawater, a UCL-led research team has added to evidence that the origin of life could have been in deep-sea hydrothermal vents rather than shallow pools.

Credit: University College LondonPrevious experiments had failed to foster the formation of protocells – seen as a key stepping stone to the development of cell-based life – in such environments, but the new study, published in Nature Ecology…

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