clay, role in prebiotic evolution
Haldane and, more recently, Cairns-Smith, have been among those to promote the idea that clay minerals may have played a vital role in the manufacture of large prebiotic molecules – their lattice structures acting as templates for the organization of organic matter into polymers.
Related entry life, origin
Related category ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF LIFE
Home • About • Copyright © The Worlds of David Darling • Encyclopedia of Alternative Energy • Contact