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Fate of pyruvic acid during aerobic respiration is

a)

Lactic acid fermentation

b)

Alcoholic acid fermentation

c)

Oxidative decarboxylation

d)

Oxidative phosphorylation


Question ID - 4892 | Toppr Answer

Fate of pyruvic acid during aerobic respiration is

a)

Lactic acid fermentation

b)

Alcoholic acid fermentation

c)

Oxidative decarboxylation

d)

Oxidative phosphorylation

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Answer Key : (c) -

(c)

Pyruvic acid, generated in the cytosol is transported to mitochondria and thus initiate the second phase of respiration. Before pyruvic acid enters Kreb’s cycle, operative in the mitochondria, one of the three carbon atoms of pyruvic acid is oxidised to carbon dioxide in a reaction called oxidative decarboxylation



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