Fermentation Explanation

Fermentation is a catabolic process which takes place in the cytoplasm of any cell where sugar is broken down into either lactic acid or ethyl alcohol. Fermentation is an anaerobic process meaning it occurs in the absence of oxygen. First a sugar, typically glucose goes through glycolysis, this creates 2 pyruvic acid molecules, 2 ATP molecules are also synthesized from 2ADP. 2 NADH molecules are also present from glycolysis during fermentation. If an organism were aerobic the pyruvic acid molecules produced would continue through cellular respiration to produce even more ATP, however in anaerobic organisms, or those without oxygen, the process of fermentation … Continue reading Fermentation Explanation