Bacteria doesn't have mitochondria, so where is the electron transport chain located?

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asked Oct 27, 2011 in Microbiology by kistnus ~Expert~ (614 points)

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Prokaryotes such as bacteria, do not contain mitochondria, and the chemicals that are needed for cellular respiration are built into other cell membranes. Prokaryotes have thylakoid spaces in other membranes which does the electron transport chain process in place of the mitochondria. Because of that they do not require energy from ATP to actively transport NADH.
answered Mar 20, 2012 by oboebabe21 ~Rookie~ (105 points)

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