Unformatted text preview: a. RNA- the original unit of heredity 1. Self replicates 2. Self splices 3. Catalyzes 4. Possess a phenotype and genotype 4. Protobionts a. Coacervates b. Liposomes III. The history of Life A. First cells appear ~3.5BYA B. The first chemoautotrophs 1. Sulfur (hydrothermal vents) 2. Methane (cold seeps) C. The first photoautotrophs 1. Stromatolites (3.5 BYA)...
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This note was uploaded on 08/19/2011 for the course BSC2011C 2011 taught by Professor Fedorka/song during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Florida.
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