MICROBIO: First Living Systems

Fri, 29 Aug 1997 17:05:24 -0400 (EDT)

The best review of scientific literature on the origin of life I have ever
seen is by David W. Deamer, University of California, Santa Cruz. See: _The
First Living Systems: a Bioenergetic Perspective_ in _Microbiology and
Molecular Biology Reviews_, June 1997, p. 239-261. The review has 166
scientific references and includes many references from as late as 1996--the
nanobacteria discovery in Science 272:1153-1155 and the "McKay" meteorite
ALH84001 in Science 273: 924-930. There are 14 figures presented.

Dynamically Optimistic,



August 29, 1997
1:58 pm PACIFIC