BotanyWhich of the following reaction is associated with decarboxylation reactions during the citric acid cycle?(a) Isocitrate → α-Ketoglutarate(b)  α-Ketoglutarate →Succinyl CoA(c) Succinate →Fumarate(d) Pyruvate →Acetyl CoA

Which of the following reaction is associated with decarboxylation reactions during the citric acid cycle?
(a) Isocitrate  α-Ketoglutarate
(b)  α-Ketoglutarate Succinyl CoA
(c) Succinate Fumarate
(d) Pyruvate Acetyl CoA

  1. A

    a and b only

  2. B

    b and c only

  3. C

    c and d only

  4. D

    a, b and d

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    Solution:

    In Krebs' cycle or citric acid cycle when isocitrate is converted to α-Ketoglutarate and α-Ketoglutarate is converted to succinyl CoA CO2 is released. When pyruvate is converted to acetyl CoA, then also CO2 is released but it is a part of link reaction and not Krebs' cycle.

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