By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Assembly of Protocells

Assembly of Protocells

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): -3800000000
Post Date: 04/01/2024

Between the development of metabolic pathways and the formation of cellular membranes, there might have been a phase involving the assembly of protocells. These protocells, formed from self-assembled lipid molecules creating vesicles, could encapsulate nucleic acids and metabolic molecules, offering a primitive model for cell-like structures. Protocells represent a bridge between non-living chemical systems and the first living cells, showcasing the potential for life-like behaviors without full biological complexity.

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