What is the starting molecule for glycolysis?
Glycolysis harvests chemical energy by oxidizing glucose to pyruvate
improvement Glucose is starting molecule for glycolysis.
There are two net molecules of ATP produced by substrate-level phosphorylation during glycolysis. (when one molecule of glucose is respired). Two are used to convert the glucose molecule to fructose, but four are released when pyruvate is made. However, the other products of glycolysis enable the Link Reaction, Krebs cycle and Oxidation Phosphorylation to happen, and these release a lot of ATP.