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1Author    Alfred KlemmRequires cookie*
 Title    Monochiralities Caused by Sexuality  
 Abstract    It is shown how the interaction of sexuality and chirality causes monochiralities of the biosphere. In [1], Rikken and Raupach say: "We show experimen-tally that magnetochiral anisotropy can give rise to an enan-tiomeric excess in a photochemical reaction driven by unpolarized light in a parallel magnetic field, which sug-gests that this effect may have played a role in the origin of the homochirality of life."* Also the fact that outside the tropics the sun goes always to the right (left) on the northern (southern) hemisphere suggests that this effect may, via the sun-dependent growth of organisms, have played a role in the origin of the homochirality of life. 
  Reference    Z. Naturforsch. 55a, 978 (2000); received November 23 2000 
  Published    2000 
  Keywords    Evolution, Sexuality, Chirality 
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 Volume    55