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Postby maccha » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:40 am

My biology notes define aerobic respiration as when oxygen is used as a terminal electron acceptor.
What I'm wondering is that can oxygenic photophosphorylation, using NAPH as a terminal electron acceptor, still be considered aerobic respiration?
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Postby JackBean » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:08 am

Probably your notes do not end as you did, but probably continue with something like "in respiration", right?
Photophosphorylation is not respiration.
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Postby jwalin » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:48 pm

how about defining aerobic as respiration that requires oxygen

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Postby dipjyoti » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:20 pm

NAPH is produced in anaerobic respiration.
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Postby jwalin » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:36 am

and one more thing that you should keep in mind is that the final electron and hydrogen acceptor is oxygen
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Postby JackBean » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:16 am

dipjyoti wrote:NAPH is produced in anaerobic respiration.

And accumulated?
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