OoL digest — January 30 edition

This week we have 4 preprints and 8 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!

Artificial life

A Novel Online Adaptation Mechanism in Artificial Systems Provides Phenotypic Plasticity – Braccini et al. – Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation


Dispersion of Bacteria by Low-Pressure Boiling: Life Detection in Enceladus’ Plume Material – Perera et al. – Astrobiology

Climate and atmospheric models of rocky planets: habitability and observational properties – Silva et al. – preprint


The rocky road to organics needs drying – Andreani et al. – Nature Communications

Phase Separation in Biology and Disease; Current Perspectives and Open Questions – Boeynaems et al. – Journal of Molecular Biology

Selective Synthesis of Lysine Peptides and the Prebiotically Plausible Synthesis of Catalytically Active Diaminopropionic Acid Peptide Nitriles in Water – Thoma et al. – Journal of the American Chemical Society

The modular biochemical reaction network structure of cellular translation – Zuviria et al. – preprint


Sedimentary DNA can influence evolution: Establishing mineral facilitated horizontal gene transfer as a route to bacterial fitness – Verma et al. – preprint


Evidence of a possible multicellular life cycle in Escherichia coli – Puri et al. – iScience


Interpreting fossilized nervous tissues – Aria et al. – BioEssays

Planetary science

Atmospheric Chemistry of Secondary and Hybrid Atmospheres of Super Earths and Sub-Neptunes – Tian et al. – preprint

Statistical physics

Dissipation + Utilization = Self-Organization – Crecraft – Entropy