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The synthesis of glutamic acid in the absence of enzymes: Implications for biogenesisThis paper reports on the non-enzymatic aqueous phase synthesis of amino acids from keto acids, ammonia and reducing agents. The facile synthesis of key metabolic intermediates, particularly in the glycolytic pathway, the citric acid cycle, and the first step of amino acid synthesis, lead to new ways of looking at the problem of biogenesis.
Document ID
19950059871
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Morowitz, Harold (George Mason University Fairfax, VA, United States)
Peterson, Eta (NASAAmes Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Chang, Sherwood (NASAAmes Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere
Volume: 25
Issue: 4
ISSN: 0169-6149
Subject Category
LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Distribution Limits
Public
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