why anaerobic respirattion is toxic to plants?

Asked by akanksha.abbi | 29th Jul, 2008, 07:52: PM

Expert Answer:

When plants respire anaerobically, they produce ethanol (alcohol) and carbon dioxide.

Glucose ----------> CO2 +Ethanol + energy

The build up of ethanol produced as a waste product is toxic to plants.

Also in anaerobic respiartion, less energy is released than in aerobic respiration from the same amount of sugar.

Answered by  | 30th Jul, 2008, 09:55: AM

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