OoL digest — July 25th edition (PART 2)

Here is part two of this week’s digest. In the field of biochemistry, Dudin looked at the interplay between the sedimentation rate and the evolution of multicellularity, Podolsky published a Review of synthetic cell compartments, Trapp analyzed salt-induced peptide formation in early-Earth analogue conditions, Vidiella presents a gene network displaying self-organized critical behavior and Zamani-Dahaj examines the relationship between the emergence of heritability and the evolution of multicellularity. Finally, in mathematical biology Koduri analyzes how natural selection can favor cooperation. Happy reading !!


Regulation of sedimentation rate shapes the evolution of multicellularity in a unicellular relative of animals. – Dudin et al. – preprint

Synthesis of lipid membranes for artificial cells – Podolsky et al. – Nature Reviews Chemistry

Peptide formation as on the early Earth: from amino acid mixtures to peptides in sulphur dioxide – Trapp et al. – preprint

Engineering self-organized criticality in living cells – Vidiella et al. – Nature Communications

Spontaneous emergence of multicellular heritability – Zamani-Dahaj et al. – preprint

Mathematical biology

The origin of cooperation – Koduri et al. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences