VOL. 28  (No. 4)

December       2000


Contents

Preface to the special issue on "Origins and Evolution of Life from the Standpoint of the Study of the Primitive Environments".
K. Kobayashi …………………………………………………(173)

Articles

Discussion on the relationship between interstellar matter and molecules for origin of life
M. Ohishi …………………………………………………(175)
Biological activities and evolution of life during early stage of the Earth history: Constraints from the stable isotope records
T. Kakegawa …………………………………………………(191)
Early evolution of life revealed from the comparative biochemistry of thermophiles
A. Yamagishi …………………………………………………(209)
Early Archean mid-oceanic ridge sediments and the oldest bacteria from the Pilbara craton, W. Australia
Y. Isozaki, Y. Ueno, and S. Maruyama …………………………………………………(219)

NEWS AND VIEWS

JSummary of "Workshop on Life" (Sept. 3-8, 2000, Modena Italy)
G. Pályi …………………………………………………(221)

From the Workshop on Life (Sept. 2000. held in Modena, Italy)
K. Kawamura …………………………………………………(227)

Information from the 26th Annual Meeting of the SSOEL -Japan (Tentative Program)
S. Yuasa (Chairman) …………………………………………………(229)

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