Citric-acid cycle

1937

Citric-acid cycle

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Hans Adolf Krebs metabolism

Citric-acid cycle

Metabolic confusion

He thought he was lucky

Path of life

Different processes break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into chemicals that are taken up by the citric-acid cycle in the mitrochondria of cells. Mitochondria have their own genomes, separate from the genomes of the cell nucleus, which are similar to the genomes of bacteria. This supports the hypothesis that mitochondria originated by incorporating bacterial cells.

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