DESCRIBE glycolysis

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Glucose is a simple sugar that contains chemical energy. Oxidation of glucose provides the energy the cell needs to live. When glycolysis occurs, glucose is converted to pyruvate. This is part of a metabolic pathway. Free energy that is released is converted into adenosine triphosphate also known as ATP. ATP is...

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Glucose is a simple sugar that contains chemical energy. Oxidation of glucose provides the energy the cell needs to live. When glycolysis occurs, glucose is converted to pyruvate. This is part of a metabolic pathway. Free energy that is released is converted into adenosine triphosphate also known as ATP. ATP is a type of "energy currency" that cells use to carry out life processes. The process of glycolysis occurs in the cytosol of cells. Glycolysis occurs in organisms that carry out anaerobic, as well as aerobic respiration. The second link below provides an animated view of glycolysis that is very helpful.

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