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an obligate aerobe growing in an oxygenated environment is suddenly moved to an environment without oxygen. explain ehat would happen to its...

an obligate aerobe growing in an oxygenated environment is suddenly moved to an environment without oxygen. explain ehat would happen to its metabolic pathways. start with the electron transport chain and work your way backwards to glycolysis. wouldn't it just die from lack of oxygen becuase it can not use fermentation?

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Since oxygen is the terminal electron acceptor for oxidative phosphorylation in aerobic respiration, in an aerobic... View the full answer

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  • what stage would it die at? i know glycolysis is an obligate anaerobe. krebs cycle and ETC is obligate aerobe. starting at ETC and going back words at what step would it die at?
    • jamieshane88
    • Oct 02, 2018 at 11:58pm
  • The entire process of aerobic respiration starting from electron transport chain and oxidative phosphorylation to citric acid cycle to pyruvate dehydrogenase complex reaction to glycolysis will be inhibited and the organism will die as a result. However, the processes that require oxygen to proceed such as pyruvate dehydrogenase complex reaction and citric acid cycle will be most limited and the organims dies upon failure of these two processes.
    • Dr.Mariko
    • Oct 03, 2018 at 12:05am

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