The breakdown of pyruvate to give carbon dioxide, water and energy takes place in

(a) cytoplasm.

(b) mitochondria

(c) chloroplast.

(d) nucleus



Answer

 

  1. Cytoplasm
    It is a thick solution that fills the cell, enclosed by the cell wall. Glucose breaks down into pyruvate in the cytoplasm. 

  2. Mitochondria
    It is also known as the powerhouse of the cell
    Breakdown of Pyruvate takes place aerobically in the mitochondria

 

      (c) chloroplast

           It is responsible for conversion of light energy into chemical energy.

     

     (d) nucleus

          It supervises and regulates the activities of cells such as growth and metabolism

 

so , the correct answer is (b) Mitochondria

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

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