Problem: Both the mitochondrial inner membrane and the chloroplast thylakoid membrane have an ATPase that uses the proton gradient to make ATP (see e-tc on page 4). Explain the different purpose of the ATP produced by each organelle. Why do chloroplasts make ATP? Why do mitochondria make ATP? A complete answer will state specific ways in which ATP is used. ATP .

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Both mitochondria and chloroplast generate their own ATP through chemiosmosis, however each uses the ATP for different reasons. Mitochondria produces ATP for the cellular respiration. Using the energy from the mitochondria cellular respiration will occur the breaks down the glucose in oxidative phosphorylation. 

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Both the mitochondrial inner membrane and the chloroplast thylakoid membrane have an ATPase that uses the proton gradient to make ATP (see e-tc on page 4). Explain the different purpose of the ATP produced by each organelle. Why do chloroplasts make ATP? Why do mitochondria make ATP? A complete answer will state specific ways in which ATP is used. ATP .


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