Photosynthetic phosphorylation or photophosphorylation is the process of phosphate group transfer into ADP to synthesize energy rich ATP molecule making use of light as external energy source. ATP is made by an enzyme called ATP synthase. In photophosphorylation, light energy is used to create a high-energy electron donor and a lower-energy electron acceptor. Electrons then move spontaneously from donor to acceptor through an electron transport chain.

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