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Catabolism of monossacharide glucose and fructose in comparison to trisaccharide raffinose in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae All living things require energy in order to function. For cells, the most abundant source of energy comes from ATP. In order to derive ATP, the cells undergo a process called cellular metabolism. The oxidation of carbohydrates is the most common pathway used to produce ATP. Glycolysis, a common catabolic pathway that converts glucose into pyruvate is a common process undergone in organisms such as yeast, or Saccharomyces cerevisiae. For yeast such as S.cerevisiae, glucose transporters are found on the surface of the plasma membrane. This channel helps mediate the flow of glucose into the cytosol where glycolysis can take place [1]. However different from simple sugars, complex sugars need to be broken down into simple sugar components before being transported into the cytosol to be used for energy. For centuries , S.cerevisiae has been a well-known factor in alcohol fermentation and baking
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2010 for the course BIIO 100lw taught by Professor M during the Spring '10 term at UC Irvine.

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