Aerobic Respiration

Aerobic Respiration - by removal of a carbon and two...

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Aerobic Respiration When oxygen is present (aerobic conditions), most organisms will undergo two more steps, Kreb's Cycle , and Electron Transport , to produce their ATP. In eukaryotes, these processes occur in the mitochondria, while in prokaryotes they occur in the cytoplasm. Acetyl Co-A: The Transition Reaction Pyruvic acid is first altered in the transition reaction
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Unformatted text preview: by removal of a carbon and two oxygens (which form carbon dioxide). When the carbon dioxide is removed, energy is given off, and NAD+ is converted into the higher energy form NADH. Coenzyme A attaches to the remaining 2-C (acetyl) unit, forming acetyl Co-A . This process is a prelude to the Kreb's Cycle....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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