On the chemoton theory

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The theories on prebiological evolution try to evaluate the events and rules that may bridge the gap between chemical and biological evolution. One of these theories is the concept of chemoton. In this article the chemoton theory is overviewed and analyzed in order to assess whether the concept can be considered as a possible explanation of how the primordial cell emerged. After alignment of pros and cons, it is concluded that until the uncertainty concerning the introduction of genetic information is cleared up, the theory cannot be accepted as answering the problems of prebiological evolution. However, the chemoton theory, especially in its advanced forms, can be used in computer simulations of the cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-505
Number of pages9
JournalACH - Models in Chemistry
Volume134
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Kalapos, M. / On the chemoton theory. In: ACH - Models in Chemistry. 1997 ; Vol. 134, No. 4. pp. 497-505.
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