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The synthesis and degradation of polyphosphate (polyP) are influenced by the energy state of the cell and extracellular phosphate levels. The import of excess phosphate and its incorporation into polyP under phosphate- and energy-rich growth conditions allows organisms to survive when phosphate or energy are depleted. Under phosphate-starvation conditions,(More)
Polyphosphate (polyP) is a ubiquitous biopolymer whose function and metabolism are incompletely understood. The polyphosphate kinase (PPK) of Acinetobacter sp. strain ADP1, an organism that accumulates large amounts of polyP, was purified to homogeneity and characterized. This enzyme, which adds the terminal phosphate from ATP to a growing chain of polyP,(More)
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