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Question: Which molecule is metabolized in a cell to produce energy currency in the form of ATP?

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  1. ADP (C10H15N5O10P2)
  2. Glucose (C6H12O6)
  3. Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  4. Phosphate (PO43-)

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2. Glucose (C6H12O6)

Glucose molecule is metabolized in a cell to produce energy currency in the form of ATP.


Explanation:

Glucose molecule is metabolized in a cell in two different pathways: one anaerobic (in cytoplasm) and one aerobic (in mitochondria).

During this process, Glucose is first broken down into ethyl alcohol in the cytoplasm and then again breakdown takes place in the mitochondria to convert it into ATP and energy.

Also, the Energy released in Anaerobic metabolism and Aerobic metabolism are 6 ATP and 30 ATP respectively.

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