7 good questions and answers: "Microbial Metabolism - Energy-Rich Compounds"

By which two bonds can phosphate be bonded to organic compounds?
Ester and anhydride bonds
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Which phosphate bond is energy-rich and which one is not?
Anhydride bonds are energy-rich and ester bonds aren't.
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How is energy conserved in cells?
Energy conservation is accomplished through the formation of a set of compounds containing energy-rich phosphate or sulfur bonds.
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What is the name of the molecule that consists of the ribonucleoside adenosine to which three phosphate molecule are bonded in series?
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
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In what form is the energy released in the hydrolysis of coenzyme A conserved?
The synthesis of ATP
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What is the name of the energy needed to maintain cell integrity when a cell is in a nongrowing state?
Maintenance energy
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What does a cell do in the absence of an available energy source?
A cell breaks down polymers to make new cell material or to supply the very low amount of energy.
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