OoL digest — August 8st edition
Good morning everyone! This week we have a very diverse digest. In Astrobiology, Adams investigates nitrogen fixation processes in Early Mars’ atmosphere, Ilin examined TESS’ data and found that stellar flares would be less harmful to exoplanets than previously thought, and Milojevic analyzes the presence of phosphorus (not phosphine this time!) in the Venusian cloud deck and it’s eventual role in a biochemical cycle. In Biochemistry, we have an article by Bozdag that reports an experiment on snowflake yeast evolution towards multicellularity, and a preprint by Caldararo examines the optimality of the genetic code with respect to the partition energy of amino acids. Finally, in Geoscience, Klatt reports an experiment suggesting that increasing day length in Earth’s history could have contributed to the GOE. Happy reading !!
Nitrogen Fixation at Early Mars – Adams et al. – Astrobiology
Giant white-light flares on fully convective stars occur at high latitudes – Ilin et al. – preprint
Phosphorus in the Clouds of Venus: Potential for Bioavailability – Milojevic et al. – Astrobiology
De novo evolution of macroscopic multicellularity – Bozdag et al. – preprint
The genetic code is very close to a global optimum in a model of its origin taking into account both the partition energy of amino acids and their biosynthetic relationships – Di Giulio et al. – preprint
Possible link between Earth’s rotation rate and oxygenation – Klatt et al. – Nature Geoscience