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1. Electron transport
The transport of electron s through a number of electron carrier s in a set sequence.

2. Electron transport chain
A group of electron carrier s in mitochondria (energy-making organelle s found in eukaryote s) which transports electron s to and from each other in a set sequence, for the purpose of generating the energy needed to convert ADP and inorganic phosphate into ATP (used to store energy in units by all living things).

3. Electron transport
1) A series of coupled oxidation / reduction reactions where electrons are passed like hot potatoes from one membrane-bound protein/enzyme to another before being finally attached to a terminal electron acceptor (usually oxygen or NADPH). ATP is formed by this process. 2) coupled series of oxidation/reduction reactions during which ATP is generated by energy transfer as electrons move from high reducing state to lower reducing state.

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