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Long-wavelength ultraviolet photoproduction of amino acids on the primitive Earth

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Jul 30, 1971

C Sagan, Bishun N Khare

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Amino acids are produced under possible primitive Earth conditions by irradiation of gas mixtures with long-wavelength ultraviolet light, representing the most abundant useful energy source for prebiological organic synthesis. Hydrogen sulfide is the initial photon acceptor in this work...read more

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Long-wavelength ultraviolet photoproduction of amino acids on the primitive Earth

Science

Jul 30, 1971

C Sagan, Bishun N Khare

PMID: 17770442

DOI: 10.1126/science.173.3995.417

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Amino acids are produced under possible primitive Earth conditions by irradiation of gas mixtures with long-wavelength ultraviolet light, representing the most abundant useful energy source for prebiological organic synthesis. Hydrogen sulfide is the initial photon acceptor in this work...read more

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Amino Acid [EPC]
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Antifibrinolytic amino acids
Sulfides
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