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Biology Unit 5
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Topic 7: Run for your life

8. Describe the roles of glycolysis in aerobic and
anaerobic respiration, including the phosphorylation
of hexoses, the production of ATP, reduced coenzyme
and pyruvate acid (details of intermediate stages and
compounds are not required).
Respiration occurs in 2 stages:…

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The Link Reaction:
The pyruvate formed during Glycolysis enters the mitochondrial matrix via the mitochondrial
membrane. The pyruvate undergoes a reaction before it enters the Krebs cycle. This is the Link

Reaction. The acetyl coA then enters the Krebs Cycle.
Pyruvate (3C) Acetyl coenzyme A…

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