Which process generates the most ATP per glucose molecule metabolized?

Aerobic respiration in the mitochondria generates the most ATP per glucose module. Aerobic respiration in the mitochondria, more specifically the Keen cycle. In the glycolysis stage, for each molecule of glucose, 2ATP, 2NADPH and 2 pyruvates are made. Pyruvate from glycolysis enters the kreb cycle where a net of 36ATP molecules are made along with more reduced NADP and FAD. Thatโ€™s a lot of ATPs pet glucose. Remember this value is the theoretical maximum. As this is an enzyme controlled processes, the actual number of ATP produced maybe a lot lower

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Glucose oxidised by Mitochondria creates 36 net ATP. Conversion of glucose by hexokinases leading to pyruvate and entering mitochondria to join TCA cycle is the most efficient way to utilise glucose.
Akash S.
13 September 2017
Aerobic respiration
raph
14 September 2017
Aerobic respiration
anniedunn
28 September 2017
Aerobic respiration (specifically Krebs cycle).
jlan026
21 October 2017
This is via the Krebs cycle phase of aerobic respiration, which takes place in the mitochondria. In this cycle, there is a net gain of 36 ATP molecules via the oxidation of glucose.
Isra I.
25 October 2017
Aerobic respiration in the mitochondria, more specifically the Keen cycle. In the glycolysis stage, for each molecule of glucose, 2ATP, 2NADPH and 2pyruvates are made.Pyruvate from glycolysis enters the kreb cycle where a net of 36ATP molecules are made along with more reduced NADP and FAD. That's a lot of ATPs pet glucose. Remember this value is the theoretical maximum. As this is an enzyme controlled processes, the actual number of ATP produced maybe a lot lower.I am a qualified biology teacher, do let me know if you are interested in having lessons. Tasnim
Tasnim T.
30 November 2017
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