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Symmetry 2010, 2(3), 1450-1460; doi:10.3390/sym2031450

Possible Physical Mechanisms in the Galaxy to Cause Homochiral Biomaterials for Life

Astrophysics Division, UCLA Physics & Astronomy Department, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
Received: 2 February 2010 / Revised: 8 May 2010 / Accepted: 21 June 2010 / Published: 9 July 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Symmetry of Life and Homochirality)
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The origin of homochirality in life remains a mystery that some believe is essential for life, and which may result from chiral symmetry breaking interactions with galactic organic material.
Keywords: homochirality; symmetry-breaking; biomolecules homochirality; symmetry-breaking; biomolecules
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Cline, D.B. Possible Physical Mechanisms in the Galaxy to Cause Homochiral Biomaterials for Life. Symmetry 2010, 2, 1450-1460.

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