Aerobic Respiration

(pgs. 220-232 in textbook)


Aerobic Respiration is the process of cellular respiration in the presence of free atmospheric oxygen.

Aerobic respiration takes place in the mitochondria
mitochondrion
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What is the difference between aerobic respiration and anaerobic respiration?
-Anaerobic respiration is when glycolysis (the breakdown of glucose) is followed by a series of steps that take place in the abscence of oxygen, otherwise known as fermentation.
-Aerobic respiration is when glycolysis is followed by a series of steps (the Kreb's cycle p. 227 in textbook) in the presence of oxygen.

*Aerobic respiration produces 36 molecules of ATP*

Most of the time, cellular respiration is aerobic. It only becomes anaerobic when there is no oxygen present in the cell.

*Look on pg. 222 for an overview of cellular respiration