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Where in the cell does glycolysis take place?

1 Answer
Mar 2, 2018


Glycolysis occurs in the cytoplasm.


Aerobic respiration occurs in mitochondria, whereas anaerobic respiration occurs in the cytoplasm.

Glycolysis is common to both aerobic and anaerobic respiration.
Glucose #(C6H12O6)# is converted into 2 molecules of pyruvic acid #(CH3COCOOH)#.

In aerobic respiration, pyruvic acid is converted into acetyl coenzymeA that enters Citric acid cycle in mitochondrion.

In anaerobic respiratio, pyruvic acid is converted either into lactic acid or ethyl alcohol #(C2H5OH)# and #CO2# in cytoplasm.