The Function of the Glyoxylate Cycle within the Conversion of Acetyl CoA to Glucose in a Germinating Plant
The glyoxylate cycle is a metabolic pathway in crops which allows them to transform two molecules of acetyl CoA into one molecule of succinate, an intermediate of the citric acid cycle (CAC) (Liu et al., 2018; Zhang et al., 2021). The method of glyoxylate cycle helps within the manufacturing of glucose from acetyl CoA in germinating crops, with the conversion of two molecules of acetyl CoA producing one molecule of glucose. The method begins with the condensation of two molecules of acetyl CoA, producing acetoacetyl CoA. That is then transformed to malate, and within the presence of malic enzyme, the malate is oxidized to oxaloacetate. Oxaloacetate is then transformed to phosphoenolpyruvate, which can be utilized to kind glucose. To ensure that the manufacturing of 1 molecule of glucose, 4 molecules of acetyl CoA are required (Munoz et al., 2016; Wang et al., 2021). General, the glyoxylate cycle is important for the manufacturing of glucose from acetyl CoA in a germinating plant. This cycle permits for the conversion of two molecules of acetyl CoA into one molecule of succinate, which is an intermediate of the CAC. For the manufacturing of 1 molecule of glucose, 4 molecules of acetyl CoA are required.