OoL digest — July 18 edition

This week we have 8 preprints and 8 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!

Astrobiology

Metagenome-assembled genomes from Monte Cristo Cave (Diamantina, Brazil) reveal prokaryotic lineages as functional models for life on Mars – Bendia et al. – preprint

Water UV-Shielding in the Terrestrial Planet-Forming Zone: Implications for Oxygen-18 Isotope Anomalies in H2-18O Infrared Emission and Meteorites – Calahan et al. – preprint

Stellar metallicity is a key parameter for the search of Life in the Universe – Covone et al. – preprint

Identification and characterization of a new ensemble of cometary organic molecules – Hänni et al. – Nature Communications

Early crustal processes revealed by the ejection site of the oldest martian meteorite – Lagain et al. – Nature Communications

Flares and rotation of M dwarfs with habitable zones accessible to TESS planet detections – Stelzer et al. – preprint

Less effective hydrodynamic escape of H$_2$-H$_2$O atmospheres on terrestrial planets orbiting pre-main sequence M dwarfs – Yoshida et al. – preprint


Astrophysics

Semi-supervised standardized detection of extrasolar planets – Sulis et al. – preprint


Biochemistry

Do Soluble Phosphates Direct the Formose Reaction towards Pentose Sugars? – Camprubi et al. – Astrobiology

The Chiral Puzzle of Life – Globus et al. – The Astrophysical Journal

The role of self-maintaining resilient reaction networks in the origin and evolution of life – Heylighen et al. – Biosystems

An algebraic characterization of self-generating chemical reaction networks using semigroup models – Loutchko – preprint

Semigroup models for biochemical reaction networks – Loutchko – preprint

Discovery of archaeal fusexins homologous to eukaryotic HAP2/GCS1 gamete fusion proteins – Moi et al. – Nature Communications

What Wilhelm Ostwald meant by “Autokatalyse” and its significance to origins-of-life research – Peng et al. – BioEssays

Programmable synthetic cell networks regulated by tuneable reaction rates – Zambrano et al. – Nature Communications


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

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