Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 9 - 9.5 - Concept Check: 2

Answer

The cell would have to greatly increase the rate of glucose consumption when moved to an anaerobic environment if ATP production is to be maintained unchanged.

Work Step by Step

This is because ATP production from one molecule of glucose during anaerobic respiration is a tiny fraction of production aerobically. So, to maintain production of ATP at the same level, many more glucose must be consumed under anaerobic conditions.
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