Electron transport system

Definition

noun

A sequence of redox reactions wherein the transfer of electrons from an electron donor to an electron acceptor is coupled with the transport of protons across a membrane to generate a proton gradient that drives ATP synthesis.


Supplement

The major function of electron transport system is to extract energy via redox reactions coupled with the production of a proton gradient. The electron transport system is involved in photosynthesis and cellular respiration.


Abbreviation: ETS

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