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Unformatted text preview: The mutation would reduce the proton-motive force (or reduce the hydrogen-ion gradient) (1.5 pts) and would thus reduce the number of ATP produced per glucose (1.5 pts) 5. How would the mutation (from question 4) affect the organism (in other words, how would the mutation affect overall phenotype)? (4 pts) The organism would be less efficient at extracting energy from food (2 pts) and would thus be a poorer competitor (or less fit, or slower to grow and reproduce) (2 pts) D NAD+ + 2H NADH Acceptor Glucose CO2 H+ ATP ADP + Pi H+ H+ A B C...
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