In utilizing glucose as fuel for ATP generation, it should be noted that it would lead to two major stages: substrate level phosphorylation and oxidative phosphorylation. Substrate-level phosphorylation includes the steps in glycolysis to the citric acid cycle, producing reduced forms of electron carriers, aside from producing minimal ATP.
Based on the number of ATP generated during the electron transport chain for every one glucose molecule, how many ATP would be generated if 10 glucose molecules were broken down?
A. Between 320 and 340 ATP molecules
B. Between 62 and 68 ATP molecules
C. Between 32 and 34 ATP molecules
D. 10 ATP molecules
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the ETC and Oxidative Phosphorylation concept. You can view video lessons to learn ETC and Oxidative Phosphorylation. Or if you need more ETC and Oxidative Phosphorylation practice, you can also practice ETC and Oxidative Phosphorylation practice problems.