OoL digest — July 18th edition

In this week’s OoL research, we have several new articles out. In astrobiology, Kotsyurbenko analyses the plausibility of Venusian clouds habitability, and Charlier suggests that the presence of strontium-84 on meteoritic material indicates an early accretion of water on Earth. In biochemistry, Ianeselli examines how gas bubbles in heated rock pores can induce the evolution of protocells, Ram analyses how the inheritance of mutation rates promotes adaptive evolution, and Cavalazzi presents the discovery of 3.42Gyrs old methanogens in volcanic substrates. Happy reading !!


Exobiology of the Venusian Clouds: New Insights into Habitability through Terrestrial Models and Methods of Detection – Kotsyurbenko et al. – Astrobiology

Survival of presolar p-nuclide carriers in the nebula revealed by stepwise leaching of Allende refractory inclusions – Charlier et al. – Science Advances


Non-equilibrium conditions inside rock pores drive fission, maintenance and selection of coacervate protocells – Ianeselli et al. – preprint

Epigenetically Inherited Mutation Rates Predicted to Maximize Adaptation Rates – Ram et al. – preprint

Cellular remains in a ~3.42-billion-year-old subseafloor hydrothermal environment – Cavalazzi et al. – Science Advances

Alexandre Champagne‑Ruel
Alexandre Champagne‑Ruel
PhD Candidate - Astrophysics

My research interests include statistical physics, complex systems and major evolutionary transitions.