cellular respiration
Updated: 2/13/2021
cellular respiration

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  • one day, a flower, after overhearing passing classes studying different cycles on a trip, gained curiosity over different cell cycles. Knowing that the bee was everywhere and knew many things, the flower spoke his questions to the bee.
  • by: Julia Vasyakin
  • i was wondering for a while, do you know anything about cellular respiration?
  • this process produces useful things as well, for example six water entities, and six carbon dioxide moles but in the end, the organism it takes place in mainly gains energy
  • where do I begin, cellular respiration is a process used by many organisms, it allows to take glucose (sugar) and turn it into energy!
  • and so, the bee began explaining to the flower what he knew
  • another part of cellular respiration is gycolysis! which breaks down the glucose into what we call pyruvic acids, this is located in the organisms cytoplasm and is a key part of the respiration
  • interesting!
  • NADH that is produced brings electrons to the transport chain, which then creates hydrogen ions, this takes place in membrane of the mitochondria
  • krebs and gycolysis leads to yet another phase called the electron transport cycle! But only after we take NAD+ and add hydrogen which gives us NADH
  • by-products of gycolysis then enter the krebs cycle, where the need of oxygen also enters
  • yes, after the electron transport cycle, we call it the ATP sythase, it uses energy made to complete ADP and ATP, if you don't know what ADP is, it is what is made when phosphate of the ATP is lost
  • what happens next? I heard that...i think its called ATP plays a role in the respiration
  • overall, cellular respiration is what makes glucose into energy for the plant and is a very important cycle in life!
  • thank you for explaining the process to me!