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Function of Fermentation

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Fermentation is a process that typically occurs in yeast cells, muscle cells, and some bacteria in the absence of oxygen.

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What is the main function of fermentation?

A

Regenerate NAD$^+$ so that glycolysis can continue.

B

Produce a large amount of ATP to fuel chemical reactions.

C

Convert glucose to carbon dioxide and water.

D

Produce the electron carriers NADH and FADH$_2$.