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Sat August 11, 2012 By:

1.What is the difference between aerobic and anaerobic respiration.

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Mon August 13, 2012

 

            Aerobic Respiration

             Anaerobic respiration

In takes place in the presence of oxygen.

In takes place in the absence of oxygen.

It produces more energy.

It produces less energy in comparison to aerobic respiration.

38 molecules of ATP for every glucose molecule are produced.

2 molecules of ATP for every glucose molecules are produced.

Glucose is completely broken down into carbon dioxide and water.

There is incomplete breakdown of glucose into ethanol and carbon dioxide or lactic acid.

It occurs in all higher organisms

It occurs in lower organisms like bacteria and yeast (and also in muscles of animals during vigorous activity)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

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