Respiration - Importance of Krebs Cycle

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  • Importance of the Krebs Cycle
    • Breaks down macromolecules into smaller ones. E,g pyruvate to carbon dioxide
    • Produces hydrogens that are carried by NAD to the electron transport chain for oxidative phosphorylation. This leads to the production of ATP, which provides energy to the cell
    • It regenerates the four carbon molecule that combines with Acetylcoenzyme A. Otherwise it would accumulate
    • source of intermediate compounds to cells when they manufacture other important substances such asamino acids and chlorophyll


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