Prebiotic organic synthesis
Hagan, William J., Jr. Department of Chemistry, College of St. Rose, Albany, New York.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Role of hydrogen cyanide
- Proteins and nucleic acids
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
The plausible pathways by which the molecular precursors of life may have formed on the primitive Earth. Amino acids, the nitrogenous bases, and ribose phosphates can be prepared under conditions that might have prevailed on the primitive Earth. The linking together of amino acids to form polypeptides, and of nucleotides to form polynucleotides, has in principle been established.
The content above is only an excerpt.
for your institution. Subscribe
To learn more about subscribing to AccessScience, or to request a no-risk trial of this award-winning scientific reference for your institution, fill in your information and a member of our Sales Team will contact you as soon as possible.
to your librarian. Recommend
Let your librarian know about the award-winning gateway to the most trustworthy and accurate scientific information.
AccessScience provides the most accurate and trustworthy scientific information available.
Recognized as an award-winning gateway to scientific knowledge, AccessScience is an amazing online resource that contains high-quality reference material written specifically for students. Contributors include more than 10,000 highly qualified scientists and 46 Nobel Prize winners.
MORE THAN 8700 articles covering all major scientific disciplines and encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology
115,000-PLUS definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
3000 biographies of notable scientific figures
MORE THAN 19,000 downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics
ENGAGING VIDEOS highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY and additional readings to guide students to deeper understanding and research
LINKS TO CITABLE LITERATURE help students expand their knowledge using primary sources of information