Polyphosphate goes from pedestrian to prominent in the marine P-cycle.

  title={Polyphosphate goes from pedestrian to prominent in the marine P-cycle.},
  author={Karin M. Bj{\"o}rkman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={111 22},
Phosphorus plays a key role in all life (1), from providing the energy that runs the cell machinery, linking nucleotides in RNA and DNA that form the “blueprint” of life, to being an integral part of the cell membrane lipid bilayer, making life possible by compartmentalizing biochemical processes. Polyphosphates (poly-P) are linear or cyclical polymers of a few to many hundreds of phosphate molecules linked with the same type of high-energy bond found in ATP, the key molecule in energy… CONTINUE READING
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