- Press Release
- March 21, 2023
Examining Proteomes And Earth’s Deep Oceans As The Location Of The Origin of Terrestrial Life
Some standard arguments are reviewed supporting deep ocean trenches as a likely location for the origin of terrestrial life.
An analysis of proteomes of contemporary prokaryotes carried out by this group is cited as supporting evidence, indicating that the original proteins were formed by quenching from temperatures close to the boiling point of water.
Coarse-grained simulations of the network formation process which agree quite well with experiments of such quenches both in drying and rapid fluid emission from a hot to a cold fluid are also described and cited as support for such a scenario.
We suggest further experiments, observations and theoretical and simulation work to explore this hypothesis.
J. W. Halley
Some Factors from Theory, Simulation, Experiment and Proteomes in the Current Biosphere Supporting Deep Oceans as the Location of the Origin of Terrestrial Life, Life (open access)