Ultraviolet Radiation Effects on Low Molecular Weight Inorganic Phosphates of Yeast

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Science  06 Dec 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3597, pp. 1315-1316
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3597.1315


Ultraviolet radiation causes the loss of ortho-, pyro-, tripoly-, tetrapoly- and trimetaphosphate from yeast cells to the medium. Analyses of combined cell and medium phosphates show a two-and-a-half-fold increase in pyro-phosphate after irradiation while inorganic and total phosphate remain constant.