Simulation studies on Origin of Life

Swarnakar, Shiladitya (2017) Simulation studies on Origin of Life. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.

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The present work describes a computational model with the aim of better understanding the factors that could have led to the origin of life. It reproduces the results of "Wu and Higgs :Biology Direct 2012,7:42".A simplified model(Two Company’s Model) of the origin of life is described that maps in a straightforward fashion to a more complex model. It addresses the conditions under which a living state can emerge from a nonliving state, and find that a spatially extended system with moderate diffusion can greatly facilitate the emergence of the living state. Most importantly, in this regime, the probability of emergence scales with the size of the system, so that the emergence of life somewhere is virtually guaranteed for the sufficiently large system.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Dr. Supratim Sengupta
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gillespie’s Algorithm; Origin of Life; Replicator Model; RNA polymerization Model; Simulation Study; Two’s Company Model
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Department of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: IISER Kolkata Librarian
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2018 09:57
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 09:57

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