Chapter 10. Inorganic Polyphosphates in Chemical and Biological Evolution

  1. I. S. Kulaev1,2,
  2. V. M. Vagabov2 and
  3. T. V. Kulakovskaya2

Published Online: 18 AUG 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470858192.ch10

The Biochemistry of Inorganic Polyphosphates, Second Edition

The Biochemistry of Inorganic Polyphosphates, Second Edition

How to Cite

Kulaev, I. S., Vagabov, V. M. and Kulakovskaya, T. V. (2005) Inorganic Polyphosphates in Chemical and Biological Evolution, in The Biochemistry of Inorganic Polyphosphates, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470858192.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation

  2. 2

    G K Skryabin Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region, Russian Federation

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 AUG 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 MAY 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470858103

Online ISBN: 9780470858196

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Keywords:

  • abiogenic processes;
  • PolyP synthesis;
  • phosphate ion;
  • condensing agents;
  • prebiological energy conversion;
  • geothermal PolyP;
  • ‘RNA-world’;
  • PolyP metabolism;
  • ppGpp synthase–degradase activities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abiogenic Synthesis of Polyphosphates and Pyrophosphate

  • Phosphorus Compounds in Chemical Evolution

  • Polyphosphates and Pyrophosphates: Fossil Biochemical Reactions and the Course of Bioenergetic Evolution

  • Changes in the Role of Polyphosphates in Organisms at Different Evolutionary Stages