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Author Rasmussen, Steen
Title Protocells : Bridging Nonliving and Living Matter
Imprint Cambridge : MIT Press, 2008
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Descript 1 online resource (723 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- I OVERVIEW: BRIDGING NONLIVING AND LIVING MATTER -- 1 The Early History of Protocells: The Search for the Recipe of Life -- 2 Experimental Approaches to Fabricating Artificial Cellular Life -- 3 Semisynthetic Minimal Cells: New Advancements and Perspectives -- 4 A Roadmap to Protocells -- II INTEGRATION -- 5 Steps Toward a Synthetic Protocell -- 6 Assembly of a Minimal Protocell -- 7 Population Analysis of Liposomes with Protein Synthesis and a Cascading Genetic Network -- 8 Constructive Approach to Protocells: Theory and Experiments -- 9 Origin of Life and Lattice Artificial Chemistry -- 10 Models of Protocell Replication -- 11 Compositional Lipid Protocells: Reproduction without Polynucleotides -- 12 Evolutionary Microfluidic Complementation Toward Artificial Cells -- III COMPONENTS -- 13 Self-Replication and Autocatalysis -- 14 Replicator Dynamics in Protocells -- 15 Peptide Nucleic Acids as Prebiotic and Abiotic Genetic Material -- 16 The Core of a Minimal Gene Set: Insights from Natural Reduced Genomes -- 17 Parasitism and Protocells:Tragedy of the Molecular Commons -- 18 Forming the Essential Template for Life: The Physics of Lipid Self- Assembly -- 19 Numerical Methods for Protocell Simulations -- 20 Core Metabolism as a Self-Organized System -- 21 Energetics, Energy Flow, and Scaling in Life -- IV BROADER CONTEXT -- 22 Ganti's Chemoton Model and Life Criteria -- 23 Viral Individuality and Limitations of the Life Concept -- 24 Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics and the Origin of Life: The Inorganic-Physical Chemist Point of View -- 25 Early Ancestors of Existing Cells -- 26 Prebiotic Chemistry, the Primordial Replicator, and Modern Protocells -- 27 Cell-like Entities: Scientific Challenges and Future Applications -- 28 Social and Ethical Issues Concerning Protocells
Glossary -- About the Authors -- Index -- Color Plates
The first comprehensive general resource on state-of-the-art protocell research, describing current approaches to making new forms of life from scratch in the laboratory
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Rasmussen, Steen Protocells : Bridging Nonliving and Living Matter Cambridge : MIT Press,c2008 9780262182683
Subject Artificial cells.;Life (Biology)
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Alt Author Bedau, Mark A
Chen, Liaohai
Deamer, David
Krakauer, David C
Packard, Norman H
Stadler, Peter F
Bailey, James
Boncella, James
Chen, Irene A
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