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Thermodynamic Jump from Prebiotic Microsystems to Primary Living Cells

Institute for Complex Analysis, 4 Sholom Aleyhem Str., Birobidzhan 679016, Russia
Received: 25 June 2019 / Accepted: 28 June 2019 / Published: 13 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecules to Microbes)
It is proposed that the primary living cells (“probionts”) cannot emerge of organic substance simply by continuous chemical complication of prebiotic macromolecules and microsystems. The complication must be accompanied by the radical thermodynamic transformation (“jump”) of prebiotic microsystems that resulted in the acquired ability to extract free energy from the environment and export entropy. This transformation is called “the thermodynamic inversion” The inversion may occur by means of the efficient (intensified) response of the microsystems on the oscillations of physic-chemical parameters in hydrothermal environment. In this case the surplus available free energy within a microsystem, when combined with the informational modality, facilitates its conversion into a new microsystem—a living probiont. It is shown the schematic representation of an oscillating prebiotic microsystem that is transforming into a living probiont. A new kind of laboratory and computational experiments on prebiotic chemistry under oscillating conditions is offered to verify the inversion concept. View Full-Text
Keywords: origin of life; prebiotic system; living cell; oscillation; organic molecule; experiment; hydrothermal system origin of life; prebiotic system; living cell; oscillation; organic molecule; experiment; hydrothermal system
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