Hydrothermal systems and the emergence of life.

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Abstract

The author reviews current thought about life originating in hyperthermophilic microorganisms. Hyperthermophiles obtain food from chemosynthesis of sulfur and have an RNA nucleotide sequence different from bacteria and eucarya. It is postulated that a hyperthermophile may be the common ancestor of all life. Current research efforts focus on the synthesis of organic compounds in hydrothermal systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-14
Number of pages2
JournalGeotimes
Volume39
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes

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chemosynthesis
common ancestry
Nucleotides
hydrothermal system
RNA
Organic compounds
Microorganisms
organic compound
Bacteria
Sulfur
microorganism
sulfur
bacterium
food

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Hydrothermal systems and the emergence of life. / Shock, Everett.

In: Geotimes, Vol. 39, No. 3, 03.1994, p. 13-14.

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