Cellular Respiration

Cellular Respiration - The carbon atoms of the sugar...

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Cellular Respiration Introduction What is Cellular Respiration? Cellular respiration allows organisms to use (release) energy stored in the chemical bonds of glucose (C 6 H 12 O 6 ). The energy in glucose is used to produce ATP. Cells use ATP to supply their energy needs. Cellular respiration is therefore a process in which the energy in glucose is transferred to ATP. In respiration, glucose is oxidized and thus releases energy. Oxygen is reduced to form water.
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Unformatted text preview: The carbon atoms of the sugar molecule are released as carbon dioxide (CO 2 ). The complete breakdown of glucose to carbon dioxide and water requires two major steps: 1) glycolysis and 2) aerobic respiration. Glycolysis produces two ATP. Thirty-four more ATP are produced by aerobic pathways if oxygen is present. In the absence of oxygen, fermentation reactions produce alcohol or lactic acid but no additional ATP....
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course BSC BSC1005 taught by Professor Orlando,rebecca during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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