Do we inherit our first ATP molecules from our Mother

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Do we inherit our first ATP molecules from our Mother

Post by chefsfridge » Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:00 pm

I am an A2 student doing an presentation on ATP that covers topics outside of our syllabus. I was looking at different pathways that make up cellular respiration. I notice that Glycolysis requires 2 molecules of ATP so for a human to make his/her own molecules of ATP i presume these are inherited from the mother. To me this sounds like which came first the chicken or the egg. Can anyone please help?

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Post by mith » Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:34 pm

why mother?
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Re: Do we inherit our first ATP molecules from our Mother

Post by chefsfridge » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:29 pm

sorry i didnt make it clear i was guessing that something in the egg containing atp was passed on i know mitochondrial dna is maternal.

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Post by JackBean » Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:40 am

Yeah, all the stuff is inherited from mother (actually from father too, but it's too few, so it's too much diluted;) and of course also all of molecules, which are in the egg
(but glycolysis takes place in cytosol, not mitochondria;)
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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