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The Life Story of Hydrogen Peroxide III: Chirality and Physical Effects at the Dawn of Life

Ball, Rowena; Brindley, J


It is a remarkable observed fact that all life on Earth is homochiral, its biology using exclusively the D-enantiomer of ribose, the sugar moiety of the ribonucleic acids, and the L-enantiomers of the chiral amino acids. Motivated by concurrent work that elaborates further the role of hydrogen peroxide in providing an oscillatory drive for the RNA world (Ball & Brindley 2015a, J. R. Soc. Interface 12, 20150366, and Ball & Brindley 2015b, this journal, in press), we reappraise the structure and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere
DOI: 10.1007/s11084-015-9465-y


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