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Glucose is a six carbon sugar when glycolysis is over it is split into two three carbon molecules called pyruvic acid (pyruvates). When this is done the link cycle begins (second stage of respiration) . In the link reaction the pyruvic acid loses a carbon that becomes CO2. The remaining two carbons are called acetic acid. This then meets enzyme coenzyme A and becomes acetylcoenyme A. This combination is the start of the kreb's cycle.

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What is the role of pyruvate in cellular respiration?

Pyruvates enter the Krebs Cycle

What molecule is reduced during glycolysis?

Glucose is reduced. During glycolysis, glucose is reduced to two pyruvates, which have 3 carbons. The pyruvates enter the mitochondria to be used in Kreb cycle.

How does the product of glycolysis enter the Krebs cycle?

Attached to coenzyme A as acetyl-CoA. This is the molecule that enters the Krebs

When does the Krebs cycle begin?

When pyruvic acid produces by glycolysis enter the mitochondrion.

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How does the Krebs cycle depend on glycolysis?

because from glycolisis comes pyruvate, and then it is turned into acetylCoA. Without acetylCoA, nothgn will be able to enter the Krebs Cycle, otherwise known as the Citric acid cycle. Once the AcetylCoA comes in, after the prep cycle, it can then bind to RuBp, turnign into a six carbon sugar.

What happens after glycolysis?

The pyruvates enter the mitochondria to further undergo cellular respiration. The ATP molecules are used by the cell.

Does pyruvic acid enters the krebs cycle?

Pyruvic acid cycle does enter the Krebs cycle and is turned into acetyl coenzyme A.

What can you do with the end product of glycolysis?

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Can pyruvic acid use in the Krebs cycle?

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Where does nadh and fadh go after it leaves the Krebs cycle?

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