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Summarizing Cellular Respiration

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  • Take a look at the Bozeman Science, Cellular Respiration video, this is a good way to start our summary of the cellular respiration process. 

    Summary of Cellular Respiration:

    • Uses energy in glucose to make ATP
    • In glycolysis, glucose is split into two molecules of pyruvate, and 2 ATP are produced
    • The Krebs cycle and electron transport occur in the mitochondria.
    • During the Krebs cycle pyruvate undergoes reactions that produce 2 more ATP and several molecules of NADH and FADH2
    • During electron transport several ATP are made using energy from NADH and FADH2
    • Up to 38 molecules of ATP can be produced from one molecule of glucose.