New Piece on the Left-handedness of Amino Acids

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New Piece on the Left-handedness of Amino Acids

Postby Timothy Chase » Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:12 pm

A good readable review of some of the progress which has been made in this area:


Reexamining the Riddle of Homochirality
Despite notions about chiral crystals, serine octamers, and differing water molecules, the source of enantiomeric excess remains elusive
Barry E. DiGregorio
October 2006
Microbe Magazine (American Society of Microbiology)
http://www.asm.org/microbe/index.asp?bid=45725

Despite the subtitle, the piece makes clear that the chirality of life is no longer a major problem - what is left is simply sorting out the details.
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