OoL digest — edition 3

Good morning from Montreal! Time for our third OoL digest. Today we have six articles in biochemistry/biology – four about parasites, the evolution of oxygen-utilizing enzymes, speciation in chemical evolution and tRNA, and two discussing the role of compartmentalization.

Biochemistry/biology

Hickinbotham, S.J., Stepney, S., Hogeweg, P., 2021. Nothing in evolution makes sense except in the light of parasites (preprint). Evolutionary Biology. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.25.432891

Jabłońska, J., Tawfik, D.S., 2021. The evolution of oxygen-utilizing enzymes suggests early biosphere oxygenation. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-01386-9

Jia, T.Z., Caudan, M., Mamajanov, I., 2021. Origin of Species before Origin of Life: The Role of Speciation in Chemical Evolution. Life 11, 154. https://doi.org/10.3390/life11020154

Kühnlein, A., Lanzmich, S.A., Braun, D., 2021. tRNA sequences can assemble into a replicator. eLife 10, e63431. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.63431

Spustova, K., Köksal, E.S., Ainla, A., Gözen, I., 2021. Subcompartmentalization and Pseudo-Division of Model Protocells. Small 17, 2005320. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.202005320

Mizuuchi, R., Ichihashi, N., 2021. Primitive Compartmentalization for the Sustainable Replication of Genetic Molecules. Life 11, 191. https://doi.org/10.3390/life11030191 1


Happy reading !

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

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