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Origin of life

Division for multiplication

Early forms of life could have started by molecular compounds coming together under conditions dense enough to promote reactions. But how might these droplets have undergone what we now know as cell division? The answer may be simpler than we think.

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Figure 1: Comparison to Ostwald ripening.
Figure 2: Analogy to Rayleigh instability.


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Golestanian, R. Division for multiplication. Nature Phys 13, 323–324 (2017).

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