OoL digest — September 12 edition

This week we have 2 preprints and 13 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!


Biosignature stability in space enables their use for life detection on Mars – Baqué et al. – Science Advances

Life on Exoplanets In the Habitable Zone of M-Dwarfs? – Childs et al. – preprint

Water Vapor Adsorption Provides Daily, Sustainable Water to Soils of the Hyperarid Atacama Desert – Glaser et al. – Astrobiology

Theoretical Investigation into a Possibility of Formation of Propylene Oxide Homochirality in Space – Hori et al. – Astrobiology

Spectral Detection of Nanophase Iron Minerals Produced by Fe(III)-Reducing Hyperthermophilic Crenarchaea – Kashyap et al. – Astrobiology

Nitrogen Incorporation in Potassic and Micro- and Meso-Porous Minerals: Potential Biogeochemical Records and Targets for Mars Sampling – Nikitczuk et al. – Astrobiology

Thinking outside Earth’s box—how might heredity and evolution differ on other worlds? – Noor – Evolution: Education and Outreach

The Raman Active Vibrational Modes of Anthraquinones – Simeral et al. – Astrobiology


The Effects of Dehydration Temperature and Monomer Chirality on Primitive Polyester Synthesis and Microdroplet Assembly – Afrin et al. – Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics


Rolling Circles as a Means of Encoding Genes in the RNA World – Rivera-Madrinan et al. – Life


Biogeochemical fingerprinting of magnetotactic bacterial magnetite – Pérez-Huerta et al. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Mathematical biology

Plant-microbe symbiosis widens the habitability range of the Daisyworld – Muñoz et al. – Journal of Theoretical Biology

Design of universal chemical relaxation oscillator to control molecular computation – Shi et al. – preprint

Stoechiometric and dynamical autocatalysis for diluted chemical reaction networks – Unterberger et al. – Journal of Mathematical Biology


Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue: the anaerobic microbial ancestry of aerobic respiration – Glass et al. – Trends in Microbiology