Name: Linda B.
Date: March 2004
Where does transpiration and respiration take place in
I don't think transpiration applies to bacteria...as I view it but
respiration occurs in the bacterial cytosol...since there is no
compartmentalization in prokaryotes.
PF is correct, in that transpiration is the evaporation of water into the atmosphere from
the leaves and stems of plants, so it would not apply to bacteria. Please see the
following recent answers to the related NEWTON Molecular Biology BBS question about
E.coli Respiration for some more details on bacterial respiration:
Jeff Buzby, Ph.D.
CHOC Research Institute
Div. of Educational Programs
Argonne National Laboratory
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