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Fermentation and cellular respiration with same ATP synthesis rate

  1. Feb 18, 2012 #1
    You are comparing two cultures of cells. One undergoes cellular respiration and one ferments. Both cultures produce ATP at the same rate (for example, 100 ATP/msec). If this is true, what else would you observe about the fermenting culture? Choose /any that apply.

    a. It would require more glucose per minute than the respiring culture

    b. It would have a higher rate of glycolysis than the respiring culture

    c. It would produce pyruvate at a faster rate than the respiring culture

    d. It would require more oxygen than the respiring culture

    Would it be a,b,c because anaerobic resp. produces less ATP per glucose molecule so if anaerobic and aerobic respiration have the same rate of ATP synthesis, then the anaerobic respiration would have to be consuming more glucose, which means it has higher rate of glycolysis than the respiring culture, and that it would produce pyruvate at a faster rate than the respiring culture.
     
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