Chemical formula: C6H12O6 + 6H2O = 6CO2 + 6H2O Catabolic Reaction
- glycolysis is located in the Cytoplasm, and occurs in Prokaryote and Eukaryote organisms.
- glycolysis makes a net of 2ATP and 2NADH.
- The 1st step in either an aerobic or an anerobic process to make fermentation and developing lactic acid or alcohol and end its cycle. Another path would be the aerobic process of cellular respiration, Krebs Cycle, and Electron transport chain.
Krebs Cycle: The Krebs Cycle takes place in the matrix of the mitochondria. It consist of pyruvic acid that is broken down into carbon dioxide. NADH,and FADH2 are made and 2 more ATP are released.
Electron Transport Chain: E.T.C is located in the Cristae of the mitochondria and it is an aerobic process. E.T.C produces 34 ATP, NADH and FADH2 pass electrons through protein channels. Main purpose is to convert ADP into ATP.
Cellular respiration is important because is the main source that provides energy for living organisms to produce and function in order to maintain life. We also need cellular respiration to occur because our cells need oxygen to function.
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