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Net gain of ATP molecules during aerobic respiration is

(a) 36 molecules 

(b) 38 molecules 

(c) 40 molecules 

(d) 48 molecules

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Correct option (b) 38 molecules 


 During aerobic respiration, 38 ATP molecules are gained. If specifically aerobic respiration in eukaryote is asked, then the answer would be 36 ATP because 2 ATP molecules are produced by FADH2 which accepts the If from 2 NADH molecules produced in glycolysis.

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