from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An aggregation of organic molecules, surrounded by a membrane, that abiotically coalesces into resemblances of living matter; thought to be the precursors of prokaryotic cells
The first protobiont/progenote would have been smaller still , and preceded by even simpler chemical systems [3, 10, 11, 15].
If you would like to continue the discussion…tell me if you honestly believe that life started from simple chemicals to polymers to replicating polymers to hypercycle to protobiont to bacteria?
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