Energy and Metabolism

ID #1769

Is Gylcolysis anarobic, since it does not have O2 present?


It's not really appropriate to call glycolysis aerobic or anaerobic. Technically speaking, there's no input of molecular oxygen, so it is an anaerobic process. But glycolysis is part of respiration in all organisms, whether they have access to oxygen or not. It's what you do with the products of glycolysis (specifically the NADH and the pyruvate) that depends on oxygen.

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