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Unformatted text preview: 2. 3 pt. What will happen to ATP synthesis if the inner mitochondrial membrane becomes permeable to protons? No ATP synthesis occurs (full credit) because the proton gradient is disrupted. 3. 4 pts Define photorespiration, and describe the property of the enzyme rubisco that leads to its occurrence. Photorespiration is an oxygen-consuming side reaction to the Calvin cycle. Photorespiration occurs because Rubisco has low specificity and thus can use O 2 as a substrate....
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