A model for the origin of biological catalysis

D. L. Stein, P. W. Anderson

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    We propose a mathematical model for the next stage in the origin of life after that treated in our earlier work. At this stage we introduce the possibility of the modification of the environment by the information-containing entities and feedback between the environment and the population of macromolecules and hence provide a model for the development of the Eigen hypercycle.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1751-1753
    Number of pages3
    JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
    Issue number6 I
    StatePublished - 1984

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