Respiration Questions

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Define Respiration It is a series of enzyme catalysed reactions which release energy in the form of ATP from the oxidation of organic molecules e.g glucose
Uses of ATP -Protein Synthesis -Active Transport -Nerve Transmittion -Contraction of muscles
Advantages of ATP as a source energy -Small amount of energy is released, doesn't damage cell -Only requires one enzyme to release energy from ATP. ATPase -ATP is a universal energy currency. Used in all energy requirements in all cells
Why isn't glucose used as an energy source? -A lot of energy is released, damages cell. -Requires several enzymes to release the energy -Glucose isn't universal
Where does GLYCOLYSIS take place? Cytoplasm
Where does the LINK REACTION take place? Matrix of the mitochondria
Where does the KREBS CYCLE take place? Matrix of the mitochondria
Where does the ELECTRON TRANSPORT CHAIN take place? Inner membrane of mitochondria/ Cristae
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