Oparin-Haldane hypothesis (20th century) Biology

January 2002
Dictionary of Theories;2002, p386
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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.

Tags: DEFINITIONS;  LIFE -- Origin;  EVOLUTION (Biology);  ORGANIC compounds;  OPARIN, Aleksandr Ivanovich, 1894-1980


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