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    Differentiate clearly between primary and secondary active transport processes.

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    Primary active transport requires the direct participation of ATP. In primary active transport, energy released from ATP drives the movement of specific ions against a concentration gradient. The sodium-potassium pump is a good example of primary active transport. With the hydrolysis of ATP, the pump can move sodium ions up their ...

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    This solution helps differentiate between primary and secondary active transport processes.