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This arrangement is called the orthophosphate ion, or more simply the phosphate
ion; it is the basic building block of all phosphate minerals. There are more than
200 reported species of phosphate minerals, but most are rare; and some are of ...
apatite family of calcium phosphates (see PHOSPHATE MINERALS). Although
phosphorus is an essential constituent for all living organisms, it is one of the
least abundant of the mineral nutrients. Its average content in soils and rocks of
An enzyme (3-phosphoglycerate kinase) catalyzes the transfer of the terminal
phosphate of an ATP molecule, as well as a large part of the chemical energy
stored in it, to the car- boxyl carbon (labelled * below) of PGA. The reaction is: H
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