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Unformatted text preview: (c) (1 pt) When lactic acid bacteria grow by fermentation, using glucose as an energy source, they carry out glycolysis to produce pyruvate and then the reaction shown above. Which of the three methods of making ATP are they using? (d) (2 pts) ATP has already been produced in the reactions leading to pyruvate. Why is it necessary for lactic acid bacteria to convert pyruvate to lactate in order to grow by fermentation? Why dont they just produce pyruvate?...
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- Spring '02