Vital Dust: Life as a Cosmic Imperative

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Index
Acidity, 16, 325. See also Carboxyl group; Protons
Actin, 153-55, 167-68, 296, 325. See also Myosin
Active transport, 96, 325. See also ATP; Membrane potential; Protonmotive force; Pumps
Adaptation, 126-27, 178
Adenine, 27, 47, 308n2, 325. See also Base pairing; Deoxyribonucleic acid; Guanine; Purines; Ribonucleic acid
Aerobiosis, 102, 162, 164, 168, 193, 218, 325. See also Anaerobiosis
African Eve, 233-34, 317n4
Agonists, 108, 325. See also Receptors
Algae, 177-78, 179, 185
Alimentary canal, 192-94, 196, 200, 201
Allantois, 207, 325
Alleles, 157, 158, 325. See also Genes
Alternation of generations, 178, 179, 325. See also Diploidy; Egg cells; Fertilization; Gametes; Haploidy; Spores
Alternative energy sources, 277-78
Altman, Sidney, 22
Altruism, 232, 262
Alvarez, Luis, 208
Alvarez, Walter, 208
Amino acids, 2, 325; condensation reactions, 31; as earliest organic substances, 29-30; extraterrestrial sources of, 20-21; RNA interaction with, 62-64. See also Amino group; Carboxyl group; Peptides; Proteins
Ammonia, 16, 19, 35
Ammonium cyanide, 27
Amnion, 207, 325
Amphibians, 205-6
Amphipathicity. See Amphiphilicity
Amphiphilicity, 90, 326. See also Hydrophilicity; Hydrophobicity
Anaerobiosis, 131, 135-36, 142-43, 161, 162, 275, 326. See also Aerobiosis
Ancestor, universal, 112-17, 119-20
Angiosperms, 182-84, 326. See also Flowers; Fruits; Gymnosperms
Animals, 180; consciousness of, 247-48
Animism, 288
Annelids, 197-200
Anthropic principle, 289-91
Antibiotics, 31, 95, 126, 129, 161, 185, 186, 279
Antibodies, 127, 128, 157, 241-42, 326. See also Antigens
Anticodons, 69, 70, 71, 72, 326. See also Amino acids; Base pairing; Codons; Messenger RNA; Proteins; Ribosomes; Transfer RNA; Translation
Antigens, 127-28, 242, 326. See also Antibodies
Antioxidants, 135, 136
Archaea, 113, 326. See also Archaebacteria; Bacteria
Archaebacteria, 113-14, 129, 148, 326; colonies of, 131-32. See also Eubacteria
Aristotle, 265
Arrhenius, Gustaf, 28
Arrhenius, Svante, 6
Arthropods, 198, 203-4
Artificial intelligence (AI), 260
Artificial life, 121-22
Artificial molecules, 119
Association, 173

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