- the aerobic synthesis, coupled to electron transport, of ATP from phosphate and ADP.
Origin of oxidative phosphorylation
First recorded in 1950–55
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- the process by which the energy liberated by oxidation of metabolites is used to synthesize the energy-rich molecule ATP
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- The formation of ATP from the energy released by the oxidation of various substrates, especially the organic acids involved in the Krebs cycle.
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