During deficiency of oxygen in tissues of human beings, pyruvic acid is converted into lactic acid in the

(A) cytoplasm

(B) chloroplast

(C) mitochondria

(D) golgi body



During deficiency of oxygen, anaerobic respiration takes place and pyruvic acid is broken down into lactic acid. 

  • Anaerobic Respiration takes place inside the cytoplasm of a cell.

Breakdown of Glucose inside cell-01.jpg

So, the correct answer is (a)

  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 6 Class 10 - Life Processes (Term 1)

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