Aerobic cellular respiration
Cellular respiration is an energy-producing process that uses glucose to produce adenosine triphosphate or ATP, an organic compound the body can use for energy.
Aerobic cellular respiration occurs in the presence of oxygen and can be divided into three main phases: glycolysis, the Krebs cycle (sometimes known as the tricarboxylic acid/TCA cycle, or citric acid cycle), and the electron transport chain. During these phases, glucose, a simple sugar, is broken down to release energy in the form of ATP. ATP is produced during all three phases, and the maximum yield for aerobic respiration is 38 ATP.
The by-products of this process,
The general equation for the cellular respiration process is:
Figure: Overview of the aerobic cellular respiration process.