Understanding prebiotic chemistry through the analysis of extraterrestrial amino acids and nucleobases in meteorites

Aaron S. Burton, Jennifer C. Stern, Jamie E. Elsila, Daniel P. Glavin, Jason P. Dworkin
  • Chemical Society Reviews, January 2012, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c2cs35109a

Looking for biological compounds in meteorites

What is it about?

A review of what we have learned about prebiotic chemistry from the analysis of meteorites. This paper is focused on amino acids and nucleobases.

Why is it important?

This review was written at a level to make it easily understood by a wide audience.

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