I have a question from my biology class that has me stumped, I'm certinly not asking for anyone to do my work however, any hints or thoughts may help! Thanks!
Two rivers 'Sparkly' and 'Smelly' they obtained a sample from both the sample from 'Smelly' contained a thick mud which smelled very much like ch4(methane), while the sample from 'Sparkly' contained 7% ethanol. There was little oxygen in either river, no photosythetic cyanobacteria, and the water contained a minimal amount of ATP and NADH. Water from both rivers had the presence of a 3 carbon acid in amounts twice that of the 6 carbon acid from wich it is originally derived, and the presence of trace amounts of latic acid. Also, the prescene of small primative micoorganisms in the smelly river.
*What type of respiration is occuring in both rivers?
*What is the specific name of the catabolic pathway occuring in both?
*What are the prokaryotic microorganisms in the Smelly River?
*What is the chemical name of the 3 carbon acid found and which compound are they derived?
*How many ATP and NADH will be produced?
*What chemical compound are the gas bubbles in the smelly river?
*What compound in the 'Sparkly' river makes it so popular?