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After reading this chapter you should be able to:
  • discuss the difference between catabolism and anabolism
  • describe the various pathways for the catabolism of glucose to pyruvate
  • list the various types of fermentations and give examples of their practical importance
  • discuss the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle and its central role in aerobic metabolism
  • describe the electron transport process, and compare and contrast the electron transport systems of eucaryotes with those of procaryotes
  • describe oxidative phosphorylation and the chemiosmotic hypothesis
  • compare and contrast aerobic respiration, fermentation, and anaerobic respiration of organic molecules
  • describe in general terms the catabolism of molecules other than carbohydrates
  • discuss the photosynthetic light reactions
  • compare and contrast the light reactions of eucaryotes (and cyanobacteria) with those of green (or purple) photosynthetic bacteria

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