OoL digest — edition 5

In this fifth edition of the OoL digest we have a lot of things — biosignatures, phase separation, and many other things — including an article about LBCA!

Artificial life

Pelletier, J.F., Sun, L., Wise, K.S., Assad-Garcia, N., Karas, B.J., Deerinck, T.J., Ellisman, M.H., Mershin, A., Gershenfeld, N., Chuang, R.-Y., Glass, J.I., Strychalski, E.A., 2021. Genetic requirements for cell division in a genomically minimal cell. Cell 0. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2021.03.008


Bonati, I., Ramirez, R.M., 2021. The influence of surface $CO_{\mathrm{2}}$ condensation on the evolution of warm and cold rocky planets orbiting Sun-like stars. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society stab891. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab891

Safonova, M., Saini, A., 2020. The Curious Case of Argon. arXiv:2103.15071 [astro-ph, physics:physics]. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.35367.16807

Snyder-Beattie, A.E., Sandberg, A., Drexler, K.E., Bonsall, M.B., 2020. The Timing of Evolutionary Transitions Suggests Intelligent Life is Rare. Astrobiology 21, 265–278. https://doi.org/10.1089/ast.2019.2149

Zhan, Z., Seager, S., Petkowski, J.J., Sousa-Silva, C., Ranjan, S., Huang, J., Bains, W., 2021. Assessment of Isoprene as a Possible Biosignature Gas in Exoplanets with Anoxic Atmospheres. http://arxiv.org/abs/2103.14228.


Dutagaci, B., Nawrocki, G., Goodluck, J., Ashkarran, A.A., Hoogstraten, C.G., Lapidus, L.J., Feig, M., 2021. Charge-driven condensation of RNA and proteins suggests broad role of phase separation in cytoplasmic environments. eLife 10, e64004. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.64004

Tria, F.D.K., Brueckner, J., Skejo, J., Xavier, J.C., Kapust, N., Knopp, M., Wimmer, J.L.E., Nagies, F.S.P., Zimorski, V., Gould, S.B., Garg, S.G., Martin, W.F., 2021. Gene duplications trace mitochondria to the onset of eukaryote complexity. Genome Biology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evab055

Xavier, J.C., Gerhards, R.E., Wimmer, J.L.E., Brueckner, J., Tria, F.D.K., Martin, W.F., 2021. The metabolic network of the last bacterial common ancestor. Communications Biology 4, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-01918-4 1

Earth Sciences

Dong, J., Fischer, R.A., Stixrude, L.P., Lithgow‐Bertelloni, C.R., 2021. Constraining the Volume of Earth’s Early Oceans With a Temperature-Dependent Mantle Water Storage Capacity Model. AGU Advances 2, e2020AV000323. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020AV000323

Information Theory

Nakamura, K., Kobayashi, T.J., 2021. Connection between the Bacterial Chemotactic Network and Optimal Filtering. Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 128102. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.128102 1

Happy reading !

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

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