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Compare and contrast two methods of forming ATP (adenosine triphosphate). What would be the benefits of each?


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The two methods of forming adenosine triphosphate are identified and contrasted and the benefits of each are provided.

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The two methods of forming ATP are the following:
1. Oxidative Phosphorylation: ATP synthesis driven by electron transfer to oxygen.
2. Photophosphorylation: ATP synthesis driven by light.

1. Process:
Oxidative phosphorylation: is the final stage of aerobic cellular respiration, in which electrons flow from catabolic intermediates to O2, yielding energy for the generation of ATP from ADP and Pi.
Photophosphorylation: is the means by which ...

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