Difference between Aerobic respiration and Anaerobic respiration:
|Aerobic respiration||Anaerobic respiration|
|1. It occurs in the presence of O2.||It occurs in the absence of O2|
It involves the exchange of gases between the organism and the outside environment.
Exchange of gases is absent.
|3. It occurs in cytoplasm and mitochondria.||3. It occurs only in cytoplasm.|
It always releases CO2 and H2O.
It produces alcohols and CO2.
|5. It yields large amount of energy.||5. Energy released is very low.|
Anaerobic respiration occurs in the roots of some waterlogged plants, some parasitic worms, animal muscles and some micro-organisms such as yeasts.