Entner-Doudoroff pathway


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Entner-Doudoroff pathway

[¦ent·nər ¦dō·də‚rȯf ‚path‚wā]
(biochemistry)
A sequence of reactions for glucose degradation, with the liberation of energy; the distinguishing feature is the formation of 2-keto-3-deoxy-6-phosphogluconate from 6-phosphogluconate and the cleaving of this compound to yield pyruvate and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate.