Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres

, Volume 37, Issue 4–5, pp 309–314 | Cite as

Question 1: Commentary Referring to the Statement “The Origin of Life can be Traced Back to the Origin of Kinetic Control” and the Question “Do You Agree with this Statement; and How Would You Envisage the Prebiotic Evolutionary Bridge Between Thermodynamic and Kinetic Control?” Stated in Section 1.1.

  • Albert Eschenmoser


The paper summarizes thoughts induced by some of the programmatic questions Pier Luigi Luisi posed for discussion at the Erice workshop.


Thermodynamic versus kinetic reaction control Metabolic versus genetic autocatalytic cycles in prebiotic chemistry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Organic ChemistrySwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZürichSwitzerland

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