TITLE

Oparin-Haldane hypothesis (20th century) Biology

PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
Dictionary of Theories;2002, p386
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "Oparin-Haldane hypothesis " is presented. It refers to an idea which asserts that life began with simple organic compounds formed from atmospheric gases, followed by more complex compounds formed in the seas through a variety of reactions. The theory was named after Russian biochemist Alexandr Ivanovich Oparin.
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40423519

 

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