OoL digest — May 8 edition

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


Prokaryotic Community Structure, Abundances, and Potential Ecological Functions in a Mars Analog Salt Lake
Cai et al. – Astrobiology

Constraining the Rosalind Franklin Rover/Ma_MISS Instrument Capability in the Detection of Organics
Ferrari et al. – Astrobiology

High Tide or Riptide on the Cosmic Shoreline? A Water-Rich Atmosphere or Stellar Contamination for the Warm Super-Earth GJ~486b from JWST Observations
Moran et al. – preprint

Detection of Short Peptides as Putative Biosignatures of Psychrophiles via Laser Desorption Mass Spectrometry
Ni et al. – Astrobiology

Modern water at low latitudes on Mars: Potential evidence from dune surfaces
Qin et al. – Science Advances

Simulation of the Earth’s radio-leakage from mobile towers as seen from selected nearby stellar systems
Saide et al. – Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society


Molecular crowding facilitates ribozyme-catalyzed RNA assembly
DasGupta et al. – preprint

Wet-dry cycles away from equilibrium catalyse chemical reactions
Haugerud et al. – preprint

Alternating co-synthesis of glycol nucleic acid (GNA) monomers with dicarboxylic acids via drying
Yi et al. – Chemical Communications

Mathematical biology

Emergent cooperative behavior in transient compartments
Arenzon et al. – preprint

Directionality Theory and the Origin of Life
Demetrius – preprint

Self-Organization, Evolutionary Entropy and Directionality Theory
Demetrius – preprint

Planetary science

Formation of Amino Acids and Carboxylic Acids in Weakly Reducing Planetary Atmospheres by Solar Energetic Particles from the Young Sun
Kobayashi et al. – Life