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why can prokaryotes make more ATP than eukaryotes
Total Theoretical Maximum Number of ATP Generated per Glucose in Prokaryotes
38 ATP: 4 from substrate-level phosphorylation; 34 from oxidative phosphorylation.
In eukaryotic cells, the theoretical maximum yield of ATP generated per glucose is 36 to 38, depending on how the 2 NADH generated in the cytoplasm during glycolysis enter the mitochondria and whether the resulting yield is 2 or 3 ATP per NADH.