Miller Urey experiments
Brian D Harper
bharper at magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu
Tue Oct 3 13:06:24 EST 1995
In article <44g7jp$10pa at huey.cadvision.com>,
Jan Vandenbos <rds at cadvision.com> wrote:
>Anyone have any ideas where I might find any writeups on the original
>miller-urey experiment, and/or any of the followups done by other
>researches to research the creation of basic macromolecules in the
>primoridial soup? I am particularly looking for experimental
>methodolgy (materials and methods)...
You can find Miller's personal account of the original experiment
S.L. Miller, "The first laboratory synthesis of organic compounds
under primitive earth conditions" in <The Heritage of Copernicus:
Theories "Pleasing to the Mind">, J. Neyman ed., MIT Press,
1974, pp. 228-242.
For a summary of what has happened since 1953, see:
S.L. Miller, "The prebiotic synthesis of organic compounds as a
step toward the origin of life" in <Major events in the
history of life>, JW Schopf ed., Jones and Bartlett, 1992,
"Because there's no primordial soup; we all know that, right?"
-- Leo Buss, in the discussion following his paper in
<Complexity: Metaphors, Models, and Reality>,
SFI proceedings volume XIX, Addison Wesley, 1994. p. 237.
Brian Harper |
Associate Professor | "Biology is not just like engineering;
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Ohio State University |
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