Unformatted text preview: In the case of aerobic respiration, it is the ATP that was the goal and the pathway stops there. In the case of photosynthesis, a set of reactions known as the “dark reactions” uses the energy of ATP to make glucose. A. In the eukaryotic cell, the mitochondrion is the site of aerobic respiration while the chloroplast is the site of photosynthesis. These organelles are similar in size and both have circular DNA that shows evidence of evolutionary relationship to bacterial DNA. B. In these two organelles the cytochromes that are responsible for electron transport and ATP synthase are embedded in membranes within the organelle. In the mitochondrion the cytochromes and ATP synthase are embedded in the inner membrane while in the chloroplasts, these components are found in the membrane of the thylakoids. Aerobic respiration Ph otosynthesis...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2009 for the course BIOT 101 taught by Professor Don during the Fall '09 term at Ivy Tech Community College.
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