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Title: Adsorption of biomolecules onto mineral surfaces and possible implications for the origin of life.
Author: Lui, Shasha
ISNI:       0000 0001 3611 2694
Awarding Body: Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis is a part of an effort to elucidate the possible importance of biochemical adsorption onto mineral surfaces in the origin of life. Minerals have been suggested to concentrate prebiotic molecules from the primitive oceans, protect them from hydrolysis and even participate in their further reactions. As RNA has been considered as a precursor of life, the adsorption of RNA constituents, bases, nucleosides and nucleotides, onto mineral surfaces have been investigated.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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