biochemical evolution

biochemical evolution

the evolutionary processes concerned with the formation of biomolecules and attributes of living cells, such as metabolic pathways.
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Fire ant venom alkaloids: their contribution to chemosystematics and biochemical evolution.
RNA's stability, catalytic capabilities and ability to self-replicate make it the most likely starting point of biochemical evolution.
Life at the molecular level seems to be carrying on fine without recourse to these, but if we were somehow able to restart biochemical evolution, would that still be true?
Biochemical evolution in the slimy salamanders of the Plethodon glutinosus complex in the eastern United States.
The introduction into modern agriculture of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is an unjustified and dangerous alteration of what Evolution has produced in plants over hundreds of millions of years: plants on which the subsequent biochemical evolution of superior complex animal organisms has been based, culminating with the advent of mammals in the last 65 million years and then with the arrival of Man.
I don't know what upsets Wells with this example, except that he makes a distinction between biochemical evolution, where he seems to accept good old natural selection, and morphological evolution, where he does not.