List of Publications

 

In preparation

Martian Meteorites

2019 

de Farias, S.T., S. Jheeta., F. Prosdocimi. (2019). Viruses as a survival strategy in the armory of life. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences.

                41(45):11. DOI: 10.1007/s40656-019-0287-5

Iqubal, A., R. Sharma., K. Kamaluddin., S. Jheeta. (2019). Synthesis of Nucleic Acid Bases by Metal Ferrite Nanoparticles from a Single Carbon Atom

                 Precursor Molecule: Formamide. Origin of Lifes and Evolution of Biospheres. https://doi.org/10.1007/511084-0119-0985-6.

Raj, S., S. Jheeta., R. Daniel., A. Krishna., J.  Pious, H. Oliver. (2019). “Influence of Gravitational Shielding on Time Dilation.” Sci, 1(2), 45;

                 https://doi.org/10.3390/sci1020045

Jheeta, S. BOOK CHAPTER: Solid Phase Astrochemistry: is Space a Realistic Laboratory for Life’s Molecules? (AWAITING PUBLICATION)

Jheeta, S. BOOK CHAPTER: Extremophiles and horizontal gene transfer: clues to the emergence of life (AWAITING PUBLICATION)

Jheeta, S. (2019). Conference Report: "Molecules to Microbes". Sci, 1, 42; doi:10.3390/sci1020042

Jheeta, S. and Smith, D. (2019). "Seeing the wood for the trees: A new way to view the human intestinal microbiome and its connection with non-

                  communicable disease". Medical Hypotheses, 125, 70-74.

2018 

Jheeta, S. (2018): "Letter to the Editor". COSPAR's information bulletin: Space Research Today, 203: 81-83

Prosdocimi, F., Jheeta, S., Farias S. T. (2018). “Conceptual challenges for the emergence of the biological system: Cell theory and self-replication.”

                Medical Hypotheses. 119: 79-83

Prosdocimi, F., Jheeta, S., Farias S. T. (2018). Preprint: “Two dogmas for the emergence of biological systems: cell theory and self-replication”.

                doi: 10.20944/preprints201805.0445.v1

2017

Laine, EP and Jheeta, S. (2017). Book: “Habitability of the Universe before Earth”. Chapter entitled: “are we the first: was there life before our solar

               system?”. Publishers: Academic Press. Pages 321-341

Jheeta, S. (2017): "Astroscience Group in Africa". COSPAR's information bulletin: Space Research Today, 198: 34-35

Jheeta, S. (2017). "The landscape of the emergence of life." Life, 7: 27, 1-11; doi:10.3390/life7020027 (NoR HGT & LUCA 2016 conference report)

Iqubal, M.A., Sharma, R., Jheeta, S., Kamaluddin (2017). “Thermal Condensation of Glycine and Alanine on Metal Ferrite Surface: Primitive Peptide Bond

               Formation Scenario”. Life, 7, 15

Sharma, R., Iqubal, M.A., Jheeta, S., Kamaluddin (2017). “Adsorption and Oxidation of Aromatic Amines on Metal(II) Hexacyanocobaltate(III) Complexes:

               Implication for Oligomerization of Exotic Aromatic Compounds”. Inorganics, 5, 18

 

2016

Jheeta, S. (2016). "The landscape of the emergence of life." Life 6: 20. 1-3. doi:10.3390/life6020020 [Editorial}

 

2015

 

Ahmed, N., B. V. Babu., G. K. Pathe., S. Jheeta (2015).  “SnCl4: A highly efficient catalyst in deprotection of phenolic tetrahydropyranyl

and methoxymethyl ethers and sequel one-pot asymmetric synthesis of 3-aryl-2-hydroxy-2,3-dihydroindan-1-ones from chalcone epoxides.” RSC Advances 5: 63095

Jheeta, S. (2015). "The routes of emergence of life from LUCA during the RNA and viral world: a conspectus." Life 5:1445-1453.

           doi:10.3390/life5021445

Jheeta, S. (2015). “How did life begin?”. International Innovation: Unravelling Mysteries 172: 44-47. www.internationalinnovation.com

 

2014

 

Jheeta, S., P. C, Joshi (2014) "Prebiotic RNA synthesis by montmorillonite catalysis." Life 4:318-330.  doi:10.3390/life4030318

Jheeta, S. ( April 2014) “The irradiation of CO2 ice at 30 K with low energy ions.” Oriental Journal of Chemistry 30(2): 401-408.

http://dx.doi.org/10.13005/ojc/300201

Mason, J. M., B. Nair, S. Jheeta and E. Szymanska (February 2014) “Electron Induced Chemistry A New Frontier in Astrochemistry”

Royal Society of Chemistry – Faraday Discussion 168: 235-247. doi: 10.1039/C4FD00004H

 

2013

 

Jheeta, S. (December 2013) “Highlights of the Meeting on ‘Horizontal Gene Transfer and the Last

Universal Common Ancestor’ Held at the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK” Oriental Journal of Chemistry 29(4): 1687-1693. http://dx.doi.org/10.13005/ojc/290459

Jheeta, S. (December 2013) “Summary of the RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting: ‘Is a moon

necessary for the co-evolution of the biosphere of its host planet?’ held on Friday 8th March 2013.” The Observatory Magazine 133(1237): 13:31

Jheeta, S. (October 2013) Horizontal Gene Transfer and Its Part in the Reorganisation of Genetics during the LUCA Epoch. Life 3: 518

523. doi:10.3390/life3040518

Jheeta, S. (July 2013). “Final Frontiers: the hunt for life elsewhere in the Universe.” Astrophysics and Space Science 348(1):1-10. DOI

10.1007/s10509-013-1536-9

Jheeta, S. (March 2013). “A simple challenge to assist in the understanding of friction.” School ScienceReview  94(348): 13-15

 

2012

 

Jheeta, S., A. Domaracka et al. (2012). “The irradiation of pure CH3OH and 1:1 mixture of NH3:CH3OH ices at 30 K using low energy

electrons.” Chemical Physics Letters 460(1-3): 108-111. 556: 359–364

Jheeta S., S. Ptasinska et al. (2012). “The irradiation of 1:1 mixture of ammonia:carbon dioxide ice at 30 K using 1 kev electrons.”

Chemical Physics Letters 543. 208-212

Jheeta, S. (2012). “Homoeopathy – feedback.” The Biologist – Institute of Biology Publication 59(2): 10-11

Jheeta, S. (2012). “Co-conspirators: Space, Moleculs and Life.” 39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly: 14-22 July 2012, Mysore, India.

Abstract: H0.3-9-12, p.826. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012cosp...39..826J

 

2008

 

Sivaraman, B., S. Jheeta, et al. (2008). “Electron, proton and ion induced molecular synthesis and VUV spectroscopy of interstellar

molecules in the ice phase.” IAU: Organic Matter in Space. S. Kwok and S. Sandford. 251: 451-452

Sivaraman, B., S. Ptasinska, et al. (2008). "Electron irradiation of solid nitrous oxide." Chemical Physics Letters 460(1-3): 108-111

Jheeta, S., A. Lafosse, et al. (2008). "Irradiation of a homogeneous mixture of ammonia and carbon dioxide (NH3:CO2) at low

temperatures." International Journal of Astrobiology 7(1): 72

Jheeta, S. (2008). "Life defined." New Scientist.http://www.newscientist.com/blog/space/2008/04/life-defined.html

Mellersh, A. and S. Jheeta (2008). "What is life?" International Journal of Astrobiology 7(1): 74-74

 

2007

 

Mason, N. J.., B., Sivaraman, S., Jheeta et al., (2007). “Synthesis of Glycine and other prebiotic compounds in the interstellar medium –

an example of radiation chemistry.” European Planetary Science Congress 2007, Proceedings of a conference held 20-24 August, 2007 in Potsdam, Germany. p.779. http://meetings.copernicus.org/epsc2007

 

2006

 

Jheeta, S (2006). “The young Earth - an RNA world or a Nucleic Acid world?” The Biologist – Institute of Biology Publication 53(2): 91-

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