Dr. Sergio Rosario Focone
600 million years ago, plants produced chlorophyll and began to develop oxygen free of carbon dioxide with the help of sunlight. At this point, the composition of the air began to change (21% 02 -78% nitrogen – 0.92 argon -0.04% co2). This becomes a starting point for a very fast development of certain cells that instead of using fermentation, as they evolve they become capable, with the help of the mitochondrion, of using oxygen to produce energy. Respiration was born. For 2-3 billion years, cells had only obtained energy through fermentation (glycolysis). When the mitochondria, for various reasons, stop working, the cells, not being able to breathe anymore, return, in order to survive, to do what they have done for millennia: they start again to ferment (WARBURG EFFECT)… Continue reading.