In a new paper, collaborator Wim Hordijk explains and discusses the similarities and differences between various autocatalytic systems, in particular autocatalytic reactions, cycles, and sets. The relevance of these systems for possible origin of life scenarios is then also discussed, with an emphasis on the role that autocatalytic sets may have played in this.
Wim Hordijk. Autocatalytic confusion clarified. Journal of Theoretical Biology (in press), 2017.
A (free) preprint is also available from the author’s website.