1,2-Propanediol-2-Phosphate in Ascaris lumbricoides

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Science  16 Dec 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3755, pp. 1461
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3755.1461


No phosphagen is present in the body-wall muscle of Ascaris lumbricoides. A stable phosphorus compound, which on the basis of its chemical reactions seems to be 1,2-proepanediol-2-phosphate, constitutes more than half of the acid-soluble phosphorus compounds.