OoL digest — March 7th edition

This week we have 6 preprints and 21 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!


A Review of the “Black Beauty” Martian Regolith Breccia and Its Martian Habitability Record – Goodwin et al. – Astrobiology


The impact of AGN outflows on the surface habitability of terrestrial planets in the Milky Way – Ambrifi et al. – preprint

Large Interferometer For Exoplanets (LIFE): II. Signal simulation, signal extraction and fundamental exoplanet parameters from single epoch observations – Dannert et al. – preprint

The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs: Benchmarking the impact of activity in high-precision radial velocity measurements – Jeffers et al. – preprint

The SKA as a prebiotic molecule detector – Jimenez-Serra et al. – preprint


Chiral symmetry breaking: Frank model for the evolution of homochirality described by population dynamics – Celebre – Journal of Mathematical Chemistry

Porphyrin in prebiotic catalysis: Ascertaining a route for the emergence of early metalloporphyrins – Dagar et al. – ChemBioChem

Evolution of reproductive strategies in incipient multicellularity – Gao et al. – Journal of The Royal Society Interface

In Vitro Evolution Reveals Noncationic Protein–RNA Interaction Mediated by Metal Ions – Giacobelli et al. – Molecular Biology and Evolution

Fluctuating nanofluid environments induce prebiotic condensation in wate – de Herrera et al. – preprint

Co-condensation of proteins with single- and double-stranded DNA – Renger et al. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Potentially Prebiotic Synthesis of Aminoacyl-RNA via a Bridging Phosphoramidate-Ester Intermediate – Roberts et al. – Journal of the American Chemical Society

Selective drivers of simple multicellularity – Tong et al. – Current Opinion in Microbiology


Capturing the facets of evolvability in a mechanistic framework – Riederer et al. – Trends in Ecology & Evolution


Internal energy and information flows mediate input and output power in bipartite molecular machines – Lathouwers et al. – Physical Review E

Temporal signals drive the emergence of multicellular information networks – Li et al. – preprint

Thermodynamics and the origin of life – Marsh – Canadian Journal of Physics

The intertwined physics of active chemical reactions and phase separation – Zwicker – preprint

Planetary Science

Ultrahigh-pressure disordered eight-coordinated phase of Mg2GeO4: Analogue for super-Earth mantles – Dutta et al. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Perturbation of the deep-Earth carbon cycle in response to the Cambrian Explosion – Giuliani et al. – Science Advances

Evidence that the GOE was a prolonged event with a peak around 1900 Ma – Large et al. – Geosystems and Geoenvironment

A wet heterogeneous mantle creates a habitable world in the Hadean – Miyazaki et al. – Nature

Inefficient Water Degassing Inhibits Ocean Formation on Rocky Planets: An Insight from Self-Consistent Mantle Degassing Models – Miyazaki et al. – Astrobiology

Internal Structure and Magnetic Moment of Rocky Planets. Application to the first exoplanets discovered by TESS – Rodríguez-Mozos et al. – arXiv:2203.01065 [astro-ph]

Weak Seasonality on Temperate Exoplanets around Low-mass Stars – Tan – The Astrophysical Journal

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

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