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Biochemical Function - Essential Elements

Elements Mg, Mn, K, Ca and Fe are cofactors for many enzymatic reactions. Fe is carrier of electrons in electron transfer chain. Phosphorus plays a great role in cell chemistry. Phosphorylated sugars are essential for photosynthesis and respiratory metabolism, and phosphorus in the form of phosphate is essential for the formation of the high-energy bonds of ATP.

 

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