Biology 12th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0-07802-426-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-426-9

Chapter 8 - Cellular Respiration - Engage - Thinking Scientifically: 3

Answer

The electron transport chain in bacteria is probably located in the plasma membrane , similarly to the thylakoid membrane of the chloroplast and the cristae of the mitochondria.

Work Step by Step

Mitochondria and chloroplasts are comparable to bacteria in structure and size, so it follows that the plasma membrane, similar to the thykaloid membrane and cristae, would be the location of the ETC in bacteria.
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