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Question Video: Identifying the Energy Storage Molecule in the Cell Biology

During the process of aerobic respiration, energy is released from the breakdown of glucose. This energy is stored in the form of a molecule in the cell. What is the name given to this molecule?

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During the process of aerobic respiration, energy is released from the breakdown of glucose. This energy is stored in the form of a molecule in the cell. What is the name given to this molecule?

Cellular respiration is the process of converting energy in glucose to provide energy for our cells. There are two types of cellular respiration: aerobic and anaerobic. Aerobic respiration requires the use of oxygen, while anaerobic does not.

In aerobic respiration, glucose is combined with oxygen to make carbon dioxide, water, and energy. This energy is stored using a special molecule. Let’s talk about this in a bit more detail.

There is energy stored in the bonds of a molecule of glucose. And when this is broken down this energy is released. This released energy is used to convert a molecule of ADP into a molecule of ATP by adding a high-energy phosphate bond to ADP. ATP can then be used to power many different processes in the cell.

So to go back to our question, the energy that’s released by the breakdown of glucose in aerobic respiration is stored in the form of ATP.

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