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    Cyanide's Effects on the Electron Transport System

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    What will happen to Glucose, Pyruvate and CO2 if cyanide stops the electron transport system?

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    In the absence of the poison cyanide, glucose and oxygen are converted to CO2 and water. Pyruvate is an intermediate in this pathway: the first reactions (glycolysis) convert each molecule of glucose to 2 molecules of pyruvate. Pyruvate then enters the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, where CO2 is produced. ...

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