New Research from UWAB Faculty Members Finds Life Could Have Emerged from Lakes with High Phosphorus

UWAB Faculty members Jonathan Toner (ESS) and David Catling (ESS) recently published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about how sufficient phosphorus concentrations in natural waters could have driven the origin of life!

Their paper is titled: “A carbonate-rich lake solution to the phosphate problem of the origin of life” and can be found online here

Their publication was also covered in a recent UW News article, titled “Life could have emerged from lakes with high phosphorus”, which you can read here!