Phosphorus and Sulfur in Soil

Authored by: Emmanuel Frossard , Else K. Bünemann , Astrid Oberson , Jan Jansa , Michael A. Kertesz

Handbook of Soil Sciences Properties and Processes

Print publication date:  November  2011
Online publication date:  November  2011

Print ISBN: 9781439803059
eBook ISBN: 9781439803066
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Both phosphorus (P) and sulfur (S) are indispensable for living organisms. Phosphorus is contained in DNA and RNA and as such is important with respect to storing and reading genetic information. Phosphorus is also found in ATP and its derivatives, and is vital for energy storage and transfer in the cell. Finally, phosphorus is present in phospholipids that are important components of cell membranes.

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