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Lazcano, A, Bada JL.  2003.  The 1953 Stanley L. Miller experiment: Fifty years of prebiotic organic chemistry. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres. 33:235-242.   10.1023/a:1024807125069   AbstractWebsite

The field of prebiotic chemistry effectively began with a publication in Science 50 years ago by Stanley L. Miller on the spark discharge synthesis of amino acids and other compounds using a mixture of reduced gases that were thought to represent the components of the atmosphere on the primitive Earth. On the anniversary of this landmark publication, we provide here an accounting of the events leading to the publication of the paper. We also discuss the historical aspects that lead up to the landmark Miller experiment.

Lazcano, A, Bada JL.  2008.  Stanley L. Miller (1930-2007): Reflections and Remembrances. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres. 38:373-381.   10.1007/s11084-008-9145-2   AbstractWebsite

An appreciation of Stanley L. Miller, the pioneer prebiotic chemist, who died last year.

Lee, C, Bada JL, Peterson E.  1976.  Amino-Acids in Modern and Fossil Woods. Nature. 259:183-186.   10.1038/259183a0   Website
Lee, C, Bada JL.  1977.  Dissolved Amino-Acids in Equatorial Pacific, Sargasso Sea, and Biscayne Bay. Limnology and Oceanography. 22:502-510.Website
Lee, C, Bada JL.  1975.  Amino-Acids in Equatorial Pacific Ocean Water. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 26:61-68.   10.1016/0012-821x(75)90177-6   Website
Levy, M, Miller SL, Brinton K, Bada JL.  2000.  Prebiotic synthesis of adenine and amino acids under Europa-like conditions. Icarus. 145:609-613.   10.1006/icar.2000.6365   AbstractWebsite

In order to simulate prebiotic synthetic processes on Europa and other ice-covered planets and satellites, we have investigated the prebiotic synthesis of organic compounds from dilute solutions of NH(4)CN frozen for 25 years at -20 and -78 degrees C. In addition, the aqueous products of spark discharge reactions from a reducing atmosphere were frozen for 5 years at -20 degrees C. We find that both adenine and guanine, as well as a simple set of amino acids dominated by glycine, are produced in substantial yields under these conditions, These results indicate that some of the key components necessary for the origin of life may have been available on Europa throughout its history and suggest that the circumstellar zone where life might arise may be wider than previously thought. (C) 2000 Academic Press.

Low, PS, Bada JL, Somero GN.  1973.  Temperature Adaptation of Enzymes - Roles of Free-Energy, Enthalpy, and Entropy of Activation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 70:430-432.   10.1073/pnas.70.2.430   Website
Low, PS, Bada JL.  1974.  Bile-Pigments in Blood Serum of Fish from Family Cottidae. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. 47:411-418.   10.1016/0300-9629(74)90003-6   Website
Lumley, HD, Lumley MAD, Bada JL, Turekian KK.  1977.  Dating of Pre-Neanderthal Remains at Caune-de-Larago, Tautavel, Pyrenees-Orientales, France. Journal of Human Evolution. 6:223-224.Website