How glucose is oxidised in different ways in different organism?

Asked by  | 1st Oct, 2008, 10:28: AM

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In case of some plant cells and yeasts, which respire anaerobically, glucose is partially oxidised into ethanol and carbon dioxide along with release of energy. In aerobic organisms, glucose is completely oxidised into carbon dioxide and water along with release of energy. During vigorous activity, our muscle cells respire anaerobically. In this case, glucose is oxidised to lactic acid with release of energy. The amount of energy released in case of aerobic oxidation of glucose is much higher than anaerobic oxidation of glucose.

Answered by  | 1st Oct, 2008, 04:34: PM

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