Submerged volcanoes or deep-sea hydrothermal vents - gaps in
earth’s crust where hot water and minerals gush into deep oceans -
may have provided the initial chemical resources for life.
Life may have begun in similar regions.
The abiotic synthesis of small organic molecules would have ben a first
step in the origin of life.
Abiotic Synthesis of Polymers
on Early Earth, waves may have splashed organic monomers onto
fresh law or other hot rocks and then rinsed polypeptides and other
polymers back into the sea.
Formation of Protocells
Key stop in the origin of life would have been the isolation of collection
of organic molecules within a membrane-enclose compartment.
Laboratory experiments demonstrate that small membrane-enclosed
sacs or vesicles form when lipids are mixed with water.
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