Problem: How does the photosynthesis electron transport chain differ from the ETC in cellular respiration? How is it the same? How is water used in this process?

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The difference between the electron transport chain (ETC) in photosynthesis and cellular respiration are the following: 

  • The ETC in photosynthesis occurs at the beginning of photosynthesis while the ETC in cellular respiration occurs at end of cellular respiration.

  • ETC in photosynthesis uses plastoquinone and phylloquinone as electron carries while the cellular respiration uses ubiquinone as electron carrier. 

  • The electron carriers in photosynthesis is NADPH while the cellular respiration has NADH and FADH2 as electron carries. 

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How does the photosynthesis electron transport chain differ from the ETC in cellular respiration? How is it the same? How is water used in this process?

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