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    ATP yield per glucose in eukaryotic vs prokaryotic cells

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    The maximum yield of ATP per molecule of glucose in eukaryotic cells varies from 36 to 38 ATP. In prokaryotic cells, the maximum yield is 38 ATP. Explain why the maximum yield in eukaryotes varies, and why this is not an issue in prokaryotic cells

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    Problem: The maximum yield of ATP per molecule of glucose in eukaryotic cells varies from 36 to 38 ATP. In prokaryotic cells, the maximum yield is 38 ATP. Explain why the maximum yield in eukaryotes varies, and why this is not an issue in prokaryotic cells

    Solution:
    Let's look at the breakdown for ATP production in prokaryotes:

    During glycolysis:
    2 ATP (net) from substrate-level phosphorylation
    2 NADH yields 6 ATP (assuming 3 ...

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    The following posting helps with a question about microbiology. This solution helps with a microbiology question. It discusses maximum yield in eurkaryotic and prokaryotic cells. The explanation is given in 141 words. ATP production in prokaryotes is discussed in detail.

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