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The Energetics and Habitat of Metabolic Origin

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Energy at Origins: Favorable Thermodynamics of Biosynthetic Reactions in the Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA)

Author(s): Jessica L. E. Wimmer; Joana C. Xavier; Andrey d. N. Vieira; Delfina P. H. Pereira; Jacqueline Leidner; Filipa L. Sousa; Karl Kleinermanns; Martina Preiner; William F. Martin
Published in: Frontiers in Microbiology, 1, 2021, ISSN 1664-302X
Publisher: Frontiers Media
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.793664

Gene Duplications Are At Least 50 Times Less Frequent than Gene Transfers in Prokaryotic Genomes

Author(s): Fernando D K Tria, William F Martin
Published in: Genome Biology and Evolution, 13/10, 2021, ISSN 1759-6653
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evab224

Pyrophosphate and Irreversibility in Evolution, or why PPi Is Not an Energy Currency and why Nature Chose Triphosphates

Author(s): Jessica L. E. Wimmer, Karl Kleinermanns, William F. Martin
Published in: Frontiers in Microbiology, 12, 2021, ISSN 1664-302X
Publisher: Frontiers Media
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.759359

Archaeal pseudomurein and bacterial murein cell wall biosynthesis share a common evolutionary ancestry

Author(s): Bishwa P. Subedi, William F. Martin, Vincenzo Carbone, Eduardus C. Duin, Bryan Cronin, Julia Sauter, Linley R. Schofield, Andrew J. Sutherland-Smith, Ron S. Ronimus
Published in: FEMS Microbes, 2021, ISSN 2633-6685
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/femsmc/xtab012

Role of geochemical protoenzymes (geozymes) in primordial metabolism: specific abiotic hydride transfer by metals to the biological redox cofactor NAD+

Author(s): Delfina P. Henriques Pereira, Jana Leethaus, Tugce Beyazay, Andrey do Nascimento Vieira, Karl Kleinermanns, Harun Tüysüz, William F. Martin, Martina Preiner
Published in: The FEBS Journal, 2022, ISSN 1742-464X
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/febs.16329