Outcome: Fermentation

Illustrate the basic components and steps of fermentation.

The final metabolic pathway we’ll discuss is fermentation. This is an anaerobic process (it occurs without oxygen).

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Describe fermentation as anaerobic energy production.
  • Identify the process, products, and reactants of lactic acid fermentation.
  • Identify the process, products, and reactants of alcoholic acid fermentation.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Metabolism without Oxygen
  • Reading: Types of Fermentation
  • Self Check: Fermentation