UC Santa Barbara
Origin of Life: Protocells Red in Tooth and Claw.
- Author(s): Saha, Ranajay
- Chen, Irene A
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.11.007
To study the origin of life, synthetic biologists construct simple 'protocells', but previous models were not able to reproduce both genome and membrane sustainably. A recent advance feeds the protocells by vesicle fusion, suggesting a practical pathway for indefinite self-reproduction.