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Life 2015, 5(4), 1700-1702;

Protocells Models in Origin of Life and Synthetic Biology

Sciences Department, Roma Tre University; Viale G. Marconi 446, I-00146 Rome, Italy
Chemistry Department, University of Bari; Via E. Orabona 4, I-70125 Bari, Italy
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Academic Editor: Helga Stan-Lotter
Received: 24 November 2015 / Revised: 1 December 2015 / Accepted: 2 December 2015 / Published: 8 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Protocells - Designs for Life)
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Over recent years, the investigation of protocells (here intended either as primitive cell models, either as synthetic cell-like systems of minimal complexity) has gained prominence in an interdisciplinary field embracing both origins-of-life studies [1–4] and modern synthetic biology [5–10].[...] View Full-Text

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