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