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What energy molecule is made as a result of respiration?

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Asked by narendra sharma, 17 Sep '12 01:15 pm
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Glucose is broken down in respiration to produce ATP:
ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate) is the molecule made as a result of respiration. In aerobic respiration (ie, when oxygen is present), a total of 36 of them are made for every molecule of glucose that you put in, whereas anaerobic respiration (when there isn't enough oxygen) only gives a yield of two of them.
Also, they aren't an 'energy molecule', as such. They act like an energy currency for the body, as when they split into ADP and P, they release a large amount of energy which can then be harnessed by cells.
Answered by manasi bhadouria, 17 Sep '12 01:17 pm

 
  
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Adenosine triphosphate ATP
Answered by Quest, 19 Sep '12 02:38 am

 
  
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Adenosine triphosphate ATP
Answered by iqbal seth, 17 Sep '12 01:30 pm

 
  
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