The significance of Glycolysis is as under:-
- 1. It represents the important set of biochemical catabolic reactions in all living cells.
- 2. It is essential for aerobic respiration, anaerobic respiration as well as a number of fermentations such as alcoholic fermentation, lactic acid fermentation, etc.
- 3. The pyruvic acid(3-c) produced a the end off glycolysis is available in the cell for further respiratory breakdown or for use in various other metabolic processes.
- 4. The various intermediate compounds formed during glycolytic breakdown can be diverted for a variety of intracellular biochemical processes.