• Question: in which part of a cell does respiration take place?

    Asked by 223heaa23 to Jay Oty on 23 Sep 2014.
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      James Otieno answered on 23 Sep 2014:

      The initial phase (glycolysis) takes place in the cytoplasm with the latter part (Krebs/Citric acid cycle) taking place in the mitochondria. Unfortunately many text books simply report that the whole process takes place in the mitochondria.