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Aerobic vs Anaerobic Respiration
Aerobic RespirationAnaerobic Respiration
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Cellular respiration is the set of the metabolic reactions and processes that take place in organisms' cells to convert biochemical energy from nutrients into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and then release waste products. It is one of the key ways a cell gains useful energy. Comparison chart Embed this chart

Aerobic Respiration
Anaerobic Respiration
DefinitionAerobic respiration uses oxygen.Anaerobic respiration is respiration without oxygen; the process uses a respiratory electron transport chain but does not use oxygen as the electron acceptors. Cells that use itAerobic respiration occurs in most cells.Anaerobic respiration occurs in bacteria, yeasts, some prokaryotes, erythrocytes (red blood cells), and in muscle cells. Production of lactic acidDoes not produce lactic acidProduces lactic acid (in lactic acid fermentation but not in alcoholic fermentation) Amount of energy releasedHigh (36-38 ATP molecules)Low (2 ATP molecules) ProductsCarbon dioxide, water, ATPLactic Acid Fermentation - lactic acid, ATP Alcoholic Fermentation - ethyl alcohol, ATP, carbon dioxide Reactantsglucose, oxygenglucose

Site of reactionsCytoplasm and mitochondriaCytoplasm
StagesGlycolysis, Krebs cycle, Electron Transport ChainGlycolysis, Fermentation combustioncompleteincomplete
Contents: Aerobic vs Anaerobic Respiration
1 The process of aerobic vs anaerobic respiration
1.1 Fermentation in anaerobic respiration
1.2 Krebs cycle in aerobic respiration
2 Energy efficiency of aerobic vs anaerobic respiration
3 Video comparing Aerobic Respiration vs Anaerobic Respiration 4 References
The process of aerobic vs anaerobic respiration
The sugar molecules stored in the food are broken apart through enzyme-mediated reactions and the energy released is absorbed by cells....