Photosynthesis/cellular respiration

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How are NADP+ and Oxygen (from cellular respiration) similar? 

Sep 10th, 2015

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NADP+ is the final electron acceptor in the electron transfer chain of the light reactions.  It carries its high-energy electrons to the Calvin cycle.  Thus is a source of energy to power the Calvin cycle.

They are all required in the process.


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Sep 10th, 2015

What does oxygen do thats similar to it in celular respiration?

Sep 10th, 2015

OH! nevermind i get it! Thank you so much!!!

Sep 10th, 2015

Without oxygen, cellular respiration could not occur because oxygen serves as the final electron acceptor in the electron transport system. The electron transport system would therefore not be available.

Glycolysis can occur without oxygen. Although glycolysis does not require oxygen, it does require NAD+. Cells without oxygen available need to regenerate NAD+ from NADH so that in the absence of oxygen, at least some ATP can be made by glycolysis.

Sep 10th, 2015

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Sep 10th, 2015

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