noncyclic photophosphorylation
(fo"to-fos"for-i-la\'shun)
The process in which light energy is used to make ATP when electrons are moved from water to NADP1 during photosynthesis; both photosystem I and photosystem II are involved.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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