Physics in the Origin of Life

  • Kazuo Ohki
  • Hidetake Miyata
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


Origin of life started from chemical evolution on the earth by using basic atomic elements such as carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and phosphorus. These elements produce basic biomolecules such as glycine, alanine, lactic acid, and pyruvic acid. Hydrogen cyanide and formaldehyde play key role in formation of these biomolecules.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuo Ohki
    • 1
  • Hidetake Miyata
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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