What is the Krebs Cycle?

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Mar 23, 2016

The Krebs Cycle is the main metabolic pathway in aerobic organisms.


The Krebs Cycle, also known as the Citric acid Cycle is the place where aerobic respiration occurs and energy is produced. The Krebs Cycle is where the breakdown of all metabolites, like glucose and carbohydrates, occurs.

The Krebs Cycle is described in this chemical equation.

acetyl CoA + 3 NAD + FAD + ADP + HPO4-2 -------------->
2 CO2 + CoA + 3 NADH+ +FADH+ + ATP