Autocatalytic Sets and Chemical Organizations

In a new paper just published in the New Journal of Physics, collaborators Wim Hordijk and Mike Steel, together with coauthor Peter Dittrich, derive direct connections between autocatalytic sets and chemical organizations, and show how this connection can be used to find particular autocatalytic subsets called closed RAFs. The article ends with a discussion for how this could be relevant to modeling self-sustaining reaction networks at the origin of life.

W. Hordijk, M Steel and P. Dittrich. Autocatalytic sets and chemical organizations: Modeling self-sustaining reaction networks at the origin of life. New Journal of Physics, 2017.

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