OoL digest — December 5 edition

This week we have 2 preprints and 6 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!


Toward Detecting Biosignatures of DNA, Lipids, and Metabolic Intermediates from Bacteria in Ice Grains Emitted by Enceladus and Europa – Dannenmann et al. – Astrobiology

Chemical Gardens Mimic Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectra and Morphology of Biogenic Mn Oxides – Huld et al. – Astrobiology

Predicting ‘Earth-like’ planets around red dwarfs – Ida – Nature Astronomy

Carnobacterium Species Capable of Growth at Pressures Ranging Over 5 Orders of Magnitude, from the Surface of Mars (103 Pa) to Deep Oceans (107 Pa) in the Solar System – Miller et al. – Astrobiology


Stellar space weather effects on potentially habitable planets – Vidotto – preprint


Chemical factors induce aggregative multicellularity in a close unicellular relative of animals – Ros-Rocher et al. – preprint

Computational biology

Plausible pathway for a host-parasite molecular replication network to increase its complexity through Darwinian evolution – Kamiura et al. – PLOS Computational Biology


Formation of oxidized sulfur-rich magmas in Neoarchaean subduction zones – Meng et al. – Nature Geoscience