We formalize a class of abstract and simple biochemical models that have been proposed for understanding the origin of life. We then analyse conditions under which "life-like" substructures will tend to arise in such models. © 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Steel, M. (2000). The emergence of a self-catalysing structure in abstract origin-of-life models. Applied Mathematics Letters, 13(3), 91–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0893-9659(99)00191-3