Banks, Barbara

Banks, Barbara

biochemist who, in the early 1970s, argued that ATP when hydrolysed required rather than gave up energy to break covalent bonds. Most biologists consider that energy is provided when ATP is hydrolysed but it is not now thought to be stored simply in the terminal phosphate bond.
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