The Evolution of Hypercycles

  • Bernd-Olaf Küppers


The information-integrating properties of the hypercycle make it almost inevitable that something of this kind was the forerunner of the protocell. However, as we have seen in the previous chapter, there are considerable problems connected with the question of how hypercycles themselves arose.


Codon Methionine Macromolecule Ligase Polynucleotide 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernd-Olaf Küppers
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysikalische ChemieGöttingenFederal Republic of Germany

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