November 28, 2022 to December 1, 2022
Europe/Berlin timezone

PhD Awards Thesis: Hadean water-dew cycles drive the evolution of DNA and protocells

Nov 29, 2022, 2:25 PM


Alan Ianeselli (LMU)


Liquid water plays an active role in shaping molecular evolution during the Origin of Life. Water cycles under a Hadean CO2 atmosphere create fluctuations in the salinity, pH and temperature that drive the replication and evolution of long DNA sequences. The water cycles at the millimeter-scale also affect the assembly, division and selection of coacervate protocells.

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