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The Beginning of Systems Chemistry

Institut de Chimie et Biochimie Moléculaires et Supramoléculaires (Unité Mixte de Recherche 5246), Université de Lyon, Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 43 bvd du 11 Novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
Received: 2 January 2019 / Accepted: 17 January 2019 / Published: 24 January 2019
Systems Chemistry has its roots in the research on the autocatalytic self-replication of biological macromolecules, first of all of synthetic deoxyribonucleic acids. A personal tour through the early works of the founder of Systems Chemistry, and of his first followers, recalls what’s most important in this new era of chemistry: the growth and evolution of compartmented macromolecular populations, when provided with “food” and “fuel” and disposed of “waste”. View Full-Text
Keywords: population growth; replication; growth order; Darwinian evolution; selection population growth; replication; growth order; Darwinian evolution; selection
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Strazewski, P. The Beginning of Systems Chemistry. Life 2019, 9, 11.

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