PGAL is short for?

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The organic compound 2-hydroxy-3-oxopropyl dihydrogen phosphate also known as D-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate, glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate, triose phosphate or 3-phosphoglyceraldehyde has many abbreviations one of which is PGAL.

This compound acts as an intermediate in the formation of many compounds essential for biological processes, that include photosynthesis, glycolysis, cell respiration, thiamine and tryptophan biosynthesis, among many others.

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