Origin of Life. What is Life? Life resists a simple, one-sentence definition because it is associated with numerous emergent properties - properties that emerge as a result of interactions between components But, we can recognize life without defining it, by recognizing its properties:
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A universal minimal cell must contain the following::
The lipid’s charged polar head (hydrophyllic) can form a weak bond with a water molecule, but the uncharged, nonpolar tail (hydrophobic) cannot.
Deamer took mixtures of fatty acids, glycerol, and phosphates and found that in the right concentrations they formed into lipids, and in turn, the lipids spontaneously assembled into liposomes.
How did the early organic molecules and other biological molecules become self-replicating and self-regulating?