Aerobic Respiration

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•  Aerobic cell respiration requires oxygen and gives a large yield of ATP from glucose

Aerobic cell respiration requires the presence of oxygen and takes place within the mitochondrion

Pyruvate is broken down into carbon dioxide and water, and a large amount of ATP is produced (~34 – 36 molecules)

Although aerobic respiration typically begins with glycolysis in carbohydrates, glycolysis itself is an anaerobic process

  • Aerobic respiration consists of the link reaction, citric acid cycle (or Krebs cycle) and the electron transport chain

Overview of Aerobic Respiration

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