The Emergence of Life: From Chemical Origins to Synthetic Biology

By: Pier Luigi Luisi (Author)

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The origin of life from inanimate matter has been the focus of much research for decades, both experimentally and philosophically. Luisi takes the reader through the consecutive stages from prebiotic chemistry to synthetic biology, uniquely combining both approaches. This book presents a systematic course discussing the successive stages of self-organisation, emergence, self-replication, autopoiesis, synthetic compartments and construction of cellular models, in order to demonstrate the spontaneous increase in complexity from inanimate matter to the first cellular life forms. A chapter is dedicated to each of these steps, using a number of synthetic and biological examples. With end-of-chapter review questions to aid reader comprehension, this book will appeal to graduate students and academics researching the origin of life and related areas such as evolutionary biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics and natural sciences.

Title: The Emergence of Life: From Chemical Origins to Synthetic Biology

Author Name: Pier Luigi Luisi (Author)

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Publisher: U.S.A., Cambridge University Press: 2006

ISBN Number: 0521821177

ISBN Number 13: 9780521821179

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 121109

Description: New. The Emergence of Life: From Chemical Origins to Synthetic Biology By Pier Luigi Luisi (Author) Product Details Hardcover: 332 pages Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (July 17, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0521821177 ISBN-13: 9780521821179 Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.8 x 9.7 inches

Keywords: The Emergence of Life: From Chemical Origins to Synthetic Biology