Mitochondria and thylakoid membranes are both responsible for the synthesis of energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate, commonly referred to as ATP. Mitochondria are present in all living cells, and they produce ene... More »

Thylakoid membranes contain chlorophyll and other pigments that capture light so plants can conduct photosynthesis. The thylakoids are arranged in stacks inside the chloroplasts of a plant, with each stack connected to t... More »

The thylakoid membrane contains chlorophyll, the photosynthetic pigment and other darker pigments as well. They are arranged in a pattern of dark and light bands. These rays capture light for two photosystems called phot... More » Science

Cells capture the energy released by cellular respiration in adenosine triphosphate, commonly abbreviated as ATP. ATP is the main energy currency of all cells, or the molecule that carries the energy needed for all the c... More »

Aerobic respiration is a chemical reaction that requires oxygen to generate adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, a chemical that cells use for energy. It is also referred to as intracellular energy transfer. More »

Cellular respiration products are water, carbon dioxide, heat and adenosine triphosphate or ATP. This applies to aerobic respiration. For anaerobic respiration, cellular respiration products are alcohol or lactic acid, c... More » Science Biology

Oxygen is used as an electron acceptor within the electron transport chain of aerobic respiration to generate adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. This compound is an essential component in intracellular energy transfer. Aero... More »