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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(4): 877-884      |                 Available online, December 22, 2018

Cytochemical characterisation of photochemically 

 formed, self-sustaining, abiogenic, protocell-like, supramolecular assemblies “Jeewanu”


Gupta VK1* and Rai RK2


1Department of Zoology, C.M. Dubey Post Graduate College, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) India.

2Department of Zoology, Govt. Mahamaya College Ratanpur, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) India.

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Received: 19.10.2018   |   Accepted: 23.11.2018   |  Published: 22.12.2018

Sunlight exposed sterilised aqueous mixture of some inorganic and organic substances reported by Bahadur and Ranganayaki provided an optimal physico-chemical environment for the self-assembly of molecules and photochemical formation of self-sustaining, abiogenic, protocell-like model ‘Jeewanu’. They possess an ordered structural configuration. They are capable of showing multiplication by budding, growth from within. The histochemical findings showed that the acidic material-like substances were localised in the central region, basic material-like substances were localised in extra central region while phospholipid-like substances were present in outer limiting surface of Jeewanu. The presence of RNA-like material is significant. In plausible prebiotic atmosphere the synthesized protocell-like model similar to Jeewanu was photoautotrophic in nature. They have an ability to convert solar energy into vital activities or useful forms.


Keywords: Jeewanu, Self-sustaining, Supramolecular, Abiogenesis, Protocells



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Gupta VK and Rai RK (2018) Cytochemical characterisation of photochemically formed, self-sustaining, abiogenic, protocell-like, supramolecular assemblies “Jeewanu”, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(4): 877-884.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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