Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - How Cells Harvest Energy - Figure 7.22 - Data Analysis: 1

Answer

101

Work Step by Step

A 16-carbon fatty acid will be broken down into 8 2-carbon pieces (as acetyl coA) to be fed into cellular respiration. The 8 pieces are produced by 7 rounds of B-oxidation, each of which yields a net of 3 ATP (21 total so far). Then, the Krebs cycle produces 10 ATP per acetyl coA, or 80 total. 80+21=101.
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