OoL digest — November 28 edition

This week we have 3 preprints and 4 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!

Astrobiology

Land Fraction Diversity on Earth-like Planets and Implications for their Habitability – Höning et al. – preprint

A New Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective on the Emergence of Oxygenic Photosynthesis – Stevenson – Astrobiology


Biology

Inducible transcriptional condensates drive 3D genome reorganization in the heat shock response – Chowdhary et al. – Molecular Cell

Survivor bias drives overestimation of stability in reconstructed ancestral proteins – Thomas et al. – preprint


Geochemistry

Diverse geochemical conditions for prebiotic chemistry in shallow-sea alkaline hydrothermal vents – Barge et al. – Nature Geoscience

Biogeochemistry of Recently Fossilized Siliceous Hot Spring Sinters from Yellowstone, USA – Teece et al. – Astrobiology


Quantum Physics

Can vacuum select chirality in chemical reactions? – Ke et al. – preprint


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

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