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electron transport 1) A series of coupled oxidation / reduction reactions where electrons are passed like hot potatoes from one membrane-bound protein/enzyme to another before being finally attached to a terminal electron acceptor (usually oxygen or NADPH). ATP is formed by this process. 2) coupled series of oxidation/reduction reactions during which ATP is generated by energy transfer as electrons move from high reducing state to lower reducing state. electrostatic attraction The attraction between atoms of opposite charge that holds the atoms together in ionic bonds . element A substance composed of atoms with the same atomic number ; cannot be broken down in ordinary chemical reactions. elongation During protein synthesis, the growth of the polypeptide chain through the addition of amino acids ; the second step in translation . embryo Term applied to the zygote after the beginning of mitosis that produces a multicellular structure. embryo sac
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