Researcher Confirms A New Way for Cells to Conserve Energy
Published:15 Jul.2018
The study, led by William Metcalf, G. William Arends Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and leader of the Mining Microbial Genomes research theme at the University of Illinois Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, gives scientists a better understanding of how organisms conserve energy and function as a part of the global carbon cycle.

All living organisms need to conserve energy to move, grow and reproduce. Cells conserve energy by creating a molecule called ATP, they usually do this by making a chemical gradient across their cell membrane, which gives them the energy to create ATP.