OoL digest — December 4 edition

This week we have 15 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!


Possibilities for methanogenic and acetogenic life in molecular cloud
Feng – preprint

Bayesian Analysis for Remote Biosignature Identification on exoEarths (BARBIE) II: Using Grid-Based Nested Sampling in Coronagraphy Observation Simulations for O2 and O3
Latouf et al. – preprint

Influx of nitrogen-rich material from the outer Solar System indicated by iron nitride in Ryugu samples
Matsumoto et al. – Nature Astronomy

XUE: Molecular Inventory in the Inner Region of an Extremely Irradiated Protoplanetary Disk
Ramírez-Tannus et al. – The Astrophysical Journal Letters


Optical Properties of Organic Haze Analogues in Water-rich Exoplanet Atmospheres Observable with JWST
He et al. – Nature Astronomy

Ground-breaking Exoplanet Science with the ANDES spectrograph at the ELT
Palle et al. – preprint

The Carbon-Deficient Evolution of TRAPPIST-1c
Teixeira et al. – preprint

Detecting Biosignatures in Nearby Rocky Exoplanets using High-Contrast Imaging and Medium-Resolution Spectroscopy with Extremely Large Telescope
Zhang et al. – preprint


The prebiotic emergence of biological evolution
Kocher et al. – preprint

RHO of plant signaling was established early in streptophyte evolution
Mulvey et al. – Current Biology


Thermal Synthesis of Carbamic Acid and Its Dimer in Interstellar Ices: A Reservoir of Interstellar Amino Acids
Marks et al. – ACS Central Science

An Analysis of Nucleotide–Amyloid Interactions Reveals Selective Binding to Codon-Sized RNA
Rout et al. – Journal of the American Chemical Society

Carbonyl Migration in Uronates Affords a Potential Prebiotic Pathway for Pentose Production
Yi et al. – JACS Au

Computational biology

Semantic Information in a Model of Resource Gathering Agents
Sowinski et al. – PRX Life


Hydrogenimonas cancrithermarum sp. nov., a hydrogen- and thiosulfate-oxidizing mesophilic chemolithoautotroph isolated from diffuse-flow fluids on the East Pacific Rise, and an emended description of the genus Hydrogenimonas
Mino et al. – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology