Production of Spherules from Synthetic Proteinoid and Hot Water

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Science  01 May 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3357, pp. 1221-1223
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3357.1221-a


When hot saturated solutions of thermal copolymers containing the 18 common amino acids are allowed to cool, huge numbers of uniform, microscopic, relatively firm, and elastic spherules separate. The place of this phenomenon in a comprehensive theory of original thermal generation of primordial living units is considered.

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