The Production of ATP

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  • R. P. F. Gregory
Part of the Tertiary Level Biology book series (TLB)

Abstract

The history of the discovery of ATP and its involvement in the molecular mechanisms of biology is sketched in Table 6.1. The disco very, by Arnon et al. (1954), that isolated chloroplasts were able to produce ATP (photophosphorylation), was a major breakthrough in our understanding of plant cell biology, and the appearance of the chemiosmotic theory (Mitchell, 1961) had a similar impact in connecting areas of study which had been regarded as separate. In both cases furious debates were set in motion, generating an exhilarating torrent of experiment, before the new ideas became generally accepted.

Keywords

Membrane Potential Electron Transport Thylakoid Membrane Photosynthetic Electron Transport Purple Bacterium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. F. Gregory
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK

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