Accession Number : AD0671848

Title :   DE GENERATIONE ET CORRUPTIONE: THE ORIGIN AND FATE OF BIOMATERIAL IN THE OCEANS AND ITS DEPENDENCE ON LOCAL WATER STRUCTURE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Horne,R. A.

Report Date : 24 JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Life represents a delicate balance between the hydrophilicity and hydrophobicity of its constituent macromolecules. Biogenesis, early evolution, aging, and the deposition of biomaterial as petroleum are described in terms of changes in the water structure in the hydration sheaths of substances corresponding to a gradual transition from a hydrophilic to a hydrophobic character. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE BIOLOGY, *ORGANIC COMPOUNDS), WATER, ENERGY, ATOMS, MOLECULAR ASSOCIATION, INTERACTIONS, MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, IONS, LIQUIDS, CHEMICAL BONDS, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, DEPOSITS, MARINE GEOLOGY, AGING(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE