OoL digest — June 13 edition

This week we have 5 preprints and 11 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!


Evolution and Single-Droplet Analysis of Fuel-Driven Compartments by Droplet-Based Microfluidics – Bergmann et al. – Angewandte Chemie International Edition


Urability: A Property of Planetary Bodies That Can Support an Origin of Life – Deamer et al. – Astrobiology


A phylogenetic and proteomic reconstruction of eukaryotic chromatin evolution – Grau-Bové et al. – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Hybridization kinetics of out-of-equilibrium mixtures of short RNA oligonucleotides – Todisco et al. – preprint


Superhydrophobic Terrestrial Cyanobacteria and Land Plant Transition – Barthlott et al. – Frontiers in Plant Science

Highlight: Unraveling the Origins of LUCA and LECA on the Tree of Life – McGrath – Genome Biology and Evolution

Assembly Theory Explains and Quantifies the Emergence of Selection and Evolution – Sharma et al. – preprint

Evolving Perspective on the Origin and Diversification of Cellular Life and the Virosphere – Spang et al. – Genome Biology and Evolution

Free energy dissipation enhances spatial accuracy and robustness of Turing pattern in small reaction-diffusion systems – Zhang et al. – preprint


Complex networks at life’s origins – Dherbassy et al. – Nature Chemistry

Environmental conditions drive self-organization of reaction pathways in a prebiotic reaction network – Robinson et al. – Nature Chemistry

Evolutionary game theory

The conditional defector strategies can violate the most crucial supporting mechanisms of cooperation. – Ibrahim – preprint


The Bioburden and Ionic Composition of Hypersaline Lake Ices: Novel Habitats on Earth and Their Astrobiological Implications – Buffo et al. – Astrobiology

Mathematical biology

Decomposition of Boolean networks: An approach to modularity of biological systems – Kadelka et al. – preprint


Ancestral State Reconstructions Trace Mitochondria But Not Phagocytosis to the Last Eukaryotic Common Ancestor – Bremer et al. – Genome Biology and Evolution

The Space-Exposed Kombucha Microbial Community Member Komagataeibacter oboediens Showed Only Minor Changes in Its Genome After Reactivation on Earth – Santana de Carvalho et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

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

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