Gabbie Essay

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Lorenzo Rowley Per. A-1 Respiration is one of the functions of the body that are crucial and important for all the living organisms’ especially for human being, or the microscopic things. In general the process of respiration does two basic things in living organisms, the first one being putting electrons generated during catabolism and the second one being production of ATP. The respiration machinery is located in cell membranes of prokaryotes whereas it is placed in the inner membranes of mitochondria for eukaryotes. Respiration requires a terminal electron acceptor. Simply put, the respiration process, which uses oxygen as its terminal electron acceptor, is called aerobic respiration and the one, which uses terminal electron acceptors other than oxygen, is called anaerobic respiration. Differences between Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration from the bio-chemical pathway used to put bio-molecules, to the amount of energy produced in the respiration process, there exist a lot of differences between aerobic and anaerobic respiration. Aerobic Respiration Aerobic respiration is the process that takes place in presence when there is no oxygen. Aerobic respiration is the process that involves breaking down fuel molecules to obtain bio-chemical energy and has oxygen as the terminal electron acceptor. Fuel molecules commonly used by cells in aerobic respiration are glucose, amino acids and fatty acids.. The process of energy in aerobic respiration can be represented in the equation: (Glucose + Oxygen →Energy + Carbon dioxide + Water)(at least that is what it said) The aerobic respiration is a high energy yielding process. During the process of aerobic respiration as many as 38 molecules of ATP are produced for every molecule of glucose that is

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