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1

Who tried to simulate the formation of organic molecules from a "primordial soup" during the 1950s?

Stanley Miller, Harold Urey

2

What provides evidence that early life contained genetic information?

Ribozymes

3

What provides evidence that early life had the ability to catalyze biochemical reactions?

Ribozymes

4

What provides evidence that early life had a way to separate a cell's exterior from interior?

Micelles

5

What is the name for a piece of RNA that can carry genetic information and catalyze its own splicing?

Ribozymes

6

What is the name for a plasma membrane with a single phospholipid layer?

Micelle

7

What were the first primitive cells composed of?

RNA, micelles

8

What theory tries to explain the origin of Eukaryotes?

Endosymbiotic theory

9

Which organelle uses O2 for respiration to produce ATP?

Mitochondria

10

Which organelle uses light energy to fix CO2 into organic molecules?

Chloroplast