Latest Phosphorus Stories
Rapid turnover and remodelling of lipid membranes could help phytoplankton cope with nutrient scarcity in the open ocean.
University of Utah physicists stored information for 112 seconds in what may become the world's tiniest computer memory: magnetic "spins" in the centers or nuclei of atoms.
Continued eutrophication of the Baltic Sea, combined with an ever thinner ozone layer, is favoring the toxic cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
NASA-funded astrobiology research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced today the company will cease operations at its Foret phosphates plant in Huelva, Spain, by December 31, 2010.
A new report released Monday by Britainâ€™s largest organic certification body finds that the worldâ€™s supply of phosphate rock is running out faster than previously believed, posing a threat to global food security.
Every person emits the equivalent of approximately two tons of carbon dioxide a year from the time food is produced to when the human body excretes it, representing more than 20% of total yearly emissions.
A team of scientists have discovered that evidence linking the â€œSnowball Earthâ€ glacial events to the emergence of complex life.
A University of Alberta geomicrobiologist and his PhD student are part of a research team that has identified phosphorus as the mystery ingredient that pushed oxygen levels in the oceans high enough to establish the first animals on Earth 750 million years ago.
In chemistry, a phosphate is a polyatomic ion or radical consisting of one phosphorus atom and four oxygen. In the ionic form, it carries a -3 formal charge, and is denoted PO43-. In a biochemical setting, a free phosphate ion in solution is called inorganic phosphate, to distinguish it from phosphates bound in the form of ATP, or perhaps in DNA or RNA. Inorganic phosphate is generally denoted Pi. Inorganic phosphate can be formed by the reactions of ATP, or ADP, with the formation of the...