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    Compare and contrast the functions of chloroplasts and mitochondria with respect to energy production.

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    The major similarity between chloroplasts and mitochondria is that they produce ATP as their energetic output. Critically, chloroplasts and mitochondria BOTH make significant use of a proton gradient in order to accomplish this (converting a membrane potential into chemical energy). Chloroplasts, however, derive their driving force for the production of ATP (and sugars, but that is beside the point) from the sun. ...

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    In this solution, we explore in a short essay how mitochondrial and chloroplast function are similar and different in their means of producing energy. Two sources are given for further understanding.