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What bacteria shed harvestable energy from root zone organic matter?

I recently heard of a successful effort that harvests energy from soil at plants' bases due to apparently bacterial breakdown of wastes from the plants: Via photosynthesis a plant produces organic ...
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Which step in endocytosis requires ATP?

Everybody seems to agree that endocytosis is an energy-using process, and as such requires ATP hydrolysis. However, which particular step requires it? More precisely, which 'molecular machine' ...
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Choice of biological energy storage forms

According to this table, gasoline has a specific energy noticeably higher than fat and more than twice that of carbohydrates; even short-chain hydrocarbons like ethanol and even methanol offer an ...
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What would happen if most the fat in your body was rapidly converted into energy in 2 minutes?

It all started out as an argument I had with my friend.He said that "it would be the equivalent of catching a fire and burning" But all I thought would happen is that you would now be very hyper ...
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Meaning of 'forms of free energy'?

I was doing a practice exam paper and it asked for different 'forms of free energy'. I am a physicist rather then a biologist so 'free energy' to me means Gibb's Free Energy: $$G=H-TS$$ But I cannot ...