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Unformatted text preview: using some form of energy. 6. What is oxidative phosphorylation? Why is it important? Oxidative phosphorylation is a metabolic pathway that uses energy released by the oxidation of nutrients to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Although the many forms of life on earth use a range of different nutrients, almost all carry out oxidative phosphorylation to produce ATP, the molecule that supplies energy to metabolism. It produces a high efficient rate of releasing energy. 7. Summarize fermentation. Draw a diagram. Fermentation is the process of deriving energy from the oxidation of organic compounds, such as carbohydrates, using an endogenous electron acceptor, which is usually an organic compound. 8. What is the most important result of fermentation? Glycolysis and the reduction of pyruvate...
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