What would be the consequences to a cell of having a mutation that knocks out coenzyme A synthesis?
The bacterium E. coli is capable of performing aerobic respiration, anaerobic respiration, and fermentation. When would it perform each process and why? How is ATP made in each case?
Do you think that β-oxidation can occur in an organism incapable of cellular respiration? Why or why not?
Is life dependent on the carbon fixation that occurs during the light-independent reactions of photosynthesis? Explain.
In considering the symbiotic relationship between Rhizobium species and their plant hosts, what metabolic activity does each organism perform that benefits the other member of the pair?