Protocells

Bridging Nonliving and Living Matter

by Steen Rasmussen, Mark A. Bedau, Liaohai Chen, David Deamer, David C. Krakauer, Norman H. Packard, Peter F. Stadler, Martin M Hanczy, David Deamer, Pasquale Stano, Giovanni Murtas, Pier Luigi Luisi, Steen Rasmussen, Mark A. Bedau, John S. McCaskill, Norman H. Packard, Irene A Chen, Peter Sazani, Jack W Szostak, James Bailey, James Boncella, Liaohai Chen, Gavin Collis, Stirling Colgate, Michael DeClue, Harold Fellermann, Goran Goranovic, Yi Jiang, Chad Knutson, Pierre-Alain Monnard, Fouzi Mouffouk, Peter Nielsen, Anjana Sen, Andy Shreve, Arvydas Tamulis, Bryan Travis, Pawel Weronski, William Woodruff, Jinsuo Zhang, Xin Zhou, Hans Ziock, Takeshi Sunami, Kanetomo Sato, Keitaro Ishikawa, Tetsuya Yomo, Kunihiko Kaneko, Naoaki Ono, Duraid Madina, Takashi Ikegami, Ricard V Solé, Javier Macía, Andreea Munteanu, Josep Sardanyés, Sergi Valverde, Doron Lancet, Barak Shenshaw, Volker Patzke, Günter von Kiedrowski, Peter F. Stadler, Bärbel M. R. Stadler, Toni Gabaldón, Rosario Gil, Juli Peretó, Amparo Latorre, André Moya, Jeffrey J. Tabor, Matthew Levy, Zachary Booth Simpson, Andrew D. Ellington, Ole G. Mouritsen, Ask F. Jakobsen, Eric Smith, Harold J. Morowitz, Shelley D. Copley, James R. Griesemer, Eörs Szathmáry, David C. Krakauer, Paolo Zanotto, Jerzy Maselko, Maciej Maselko, Andrew Pohorille, Henderson James Cleaves II, John M. Frazier, Nancy Kelley-Loughnane, Sandra Trott, Oleg Paliy, Mauricio Rodriguez Rodriguez, Leamon Viveros, Melanie Tomczak, Emily C. Parke

Series: The MIT Press

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  • 0262293005
  • 9780262182683
  • 9780262293006

The first comprehensive general resource on state-of-the-art protocell research, describing current approaches to making new forms of life from scratch in the laboratory.

Protocells offers a comprehensive resource on current attempts to create simple forms of life from scratch in the laboratory. These minimal versions of cells, known as protocells, are entities with lifelike properties created from nonliving materials, and the book provides in-depth investigations of processes at the interface between nonliving and living matter. Chapters by experts in the field put this state-of-the-art research in the context of theory, laboratory work, and computer simulations on the components and properties of protocells. The book also provides perspectives on research in related areas and such broader societal issues as commercial applications and ethical considerations. The book covers all major scientific approaches to creating minimal life, both in the laboratory and in simulation. It emphasizes the bottom-up view of physicists, chemists, and material scientists but also includes the molecular biologists' top-down approach and the origin-of-life perspective. The capacity to engineer living technology could have an enormous socioeconomic impact and could bring both good and ill. Protocells promises to be the essential reference for research on bottom-up assembly of life and living technology for years to come. It is written to be both resource and inspiration for scientists working in this exciting and important field and a definitive text for the interested layman.


  • The MIT Press; November 2008
  • ISBN: 9780262293006
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  • Title: Protocells
  • Series: The MIT Press
  • Author: Steen Rasmussen (ed.); Mark A. Bedau (ed.); Liaohai Chen (ed.); David Deamer (ed.); David C. Krakauer (ed.); Norman H. Packard (ed.); Peter F. Stadler (ed.); Martin M Hanczy (contrib.); David Deamer (contrib.); Pasquale Stano (contrib.); Giovanni Murtas (contrib.); Pier Luigi Luisi (contrib.); Steen Rasmussen (contrib.); Mark A. Bedau (contrib.); John S. McCaskill (contrib.); Norman H. Packard (contrib.); Irene A Chen (contrib.); Peter Sazani (contrib.); Jack W Szostak (contrib.); James Bailey (contrib.); James Boncella (contrib.); Liaohai Chen (contrib.); Gavin Collis (contrib.); Stirling Colgate (contrib.); Michael DeClue (contrib.); Harold Fellermann (contrib.); Goran Goranovic (contrib.); Yi Jiang (contrib.); Chad Knutson (contrib.); Pierre-Alain Monnard (contrib.); Fouzi Mouffouk (contrib.); Peter Nielsen (contrib.); Anjana Sen (contrib.); Andy Shreve (contrib.); Arvydas Tamulis (contrib.); Bryan Travis (contrib.); Pawel Weronski (contrib.); William Woodruff (contrib.); Jinsuo Zhang (contrib.); Xin Zhou (contrib.); Hans Ziock (contrib.); Takeshi Sunami (contrib.); Kanetomo Sato (contrib.); Keitaro Ishikawa (contrib.); Tetsuya Yomo (contrib.); Kunihiko Kaneko (contrib.); Naoaki Ono (contrib.); Duraid Madina (contrib.); Takashi Ikegami (contrib.); Ricard V Solé (contrib.); Javier Macía (contrib.); Andreea Munteanu (contrib.); Josep Sardanyés (contrib.); Sergi Valverde (contrib.); Doron Lancet (contrib.); Barak Shenshaw (contrib.); Volker Patzke (contrib.); Günter von Kiedrowski (contrib.); Peter F. Stadler (contrib.); Bärbel M. R. Stadler (contrib.); Toni Gabaldón (contrib.); Rosario Gil (contrib.); Juli Peretó (contrib.); Amparo Latorre (contrib.); André Moya (contrib.); Jeffrey J. Tabor (contrib.); Matthew Levy (contrib.); Zachary Booth Simpson (contrib.); Andrew D. Ellington (contrib.); Ole G. Mouritsen (contrib.); Ask F. Jakobsen (contrib.); Eric Smith (contrib.); Harold J. Morowitz (contrib.); Shelley D. Copley (contrib.); James R. Griesemer (contrib.); Eörs Szathmáry (contrib.); David C. Krakauer (contrib.); Paolo Zanotto (contrib.); Jerzy Maselko (contrib.); Maciej Maselko (contrib.); Andrew Pohorille (contrib.); Henderson James Cleaves II (contrib.); John M. Frazier (contrib.); Nancy Kelley-Loughnane (contrib.); Sandra Trott (contrib.); Oleg Paliy (contrib.); Mauricio Rodriguez Rodriguez (contrib.); Leamon Viveros (contrib.); Melanie Tomczak (contrib.); Emily C. Parke (contrib.)
  • Imprint: The MIT Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0262293005
  • 9780262182683
  • 9780262293006
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0262293005
  • 9780262182683
  • 9780262293006