The fermentation process is basically fuel oxidation without the use of oxygen. Thus, instead of being converted to acetyl coA prior to its entry to Krebs cycle, it is simply redirected on varying fermentation processes, two of which are lactic acid fermentation and alcohol fermentation. But before being redirected, each glucose molecule is processed through glycolysis as this set of reactions do not need oxygen to convert glucose to 2 molecules of pyruvate, which is the starting material for the fermentation process.
Fermentation of a glucose molecule has the potential to produce a net number of _____ ATPs.
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