Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 8, Photosynthesis - 8.1 - Energy and Life - 8.1 Assessment - Page 228: 1a


ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, is a compound used by living things that stores and releases energy to power metabolic processes.

Work Step by Step

ATP is a molecule that is composed of adenine, a five-carbon sugar (ribose), and a three-phosphate tail. It is the three-phosphate group that is essential to storing and releasing energy.
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