OoL digest — February 27 edition

This week we have 5 new preprints, 10 papers and 1 book on the origin of life. Enjoy!


On the Liveliness of Artificial Life
Koh et al. – preprint


Dark microbiome and extremely low organics in Atacama fossil delta unveil Mars life detection limits
Azua-Bustos et al. – Nature Communications

Oxygenic photosynthetic responses of cyanobacteria exposed under an M-dwarf starlight simulator: Implications for exoplanet’s habitability
Battistuzzi et al. – Frontiers in Plant Science

Rock Traits Drive Complex Microbial Communities at the Edge of Life
Coleine et al. – Astrobiology

Mathematical Model of Antibiotic Resistance Determinants’ Stability Under Space Flight Conditions
Ilyin et al. – Astrobiology

AOTF based spectro-polarimeter for observing Earth as an Exoplanet
Jaiswal et al. – preprint

Doppler Constraints on Planetary Companions to Nearby Sun-like Stars: An Archival Radial Velocity Survey of Southern Targets for Proposed NASA Direct Imaging Missions
Laliotis et al. – preprint

The Emergence of Astrobiology: A Topic-Modeling Perspective
Malaterre et al. – Astrobiology

The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs. Guaranteed time observations Data Release 1 (2016-2020)
Ribas et al. – preprint

Multiverse Predictions for Habitability: Element Abundances
Sandora et al. – Universe


Evolution of enzyme functionality in the flavin-containing monooxygenases
Bailleul et al. – Nature Communications

Early Selection of the Amino Acid Alphabet Was Adaptively Shaped by Biophysical Constraints of Foldability
Makarov et al. – Journal of the American Chemical Society

Conflicting Models for the Origin of Life
Smoukov et al. – book


Entropy, Ecology and Evolution: Toward a Unified Philosophy of Biology
Cushman – Entropy


Origin of Chirality in the Molecules of Life
Cowan et al. – ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

Mathematical biology

The Emergence of Social Hierarchy in Collective Motion of Living Matter
Greene et al. – preprint