Significance of Glycolysis

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.