How did early primordial cells evolve

04/03/2013 08:30

by Staff Writers
London, UK (SPX) Mar 04, 2013

Four billion years ago, soon after the planet cooled enough for life to begin, primordial cells may have replicated and divided without protein machinery or cell walls, relying instead on just a flimsy lipid membrane. New research on bacteria examines exactly how these primitive cells could have evolved without such crucial structures. [Read more] ...