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‘Aerobic respiration produces more ATP than anaerobic respiration’. Justify this statement.

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Aerobic respiration is that type of respiration in which respiration occurs in the presence of oxygen while anaerobic respiration occurs in the absence of oxygen. Aerobic respiration is more fruitful then anaerobic respiration. It is so because in aerobic respiration much more ATPs are released than anaerobic respiration 

Number of ATPs released in aerobic respiration = 38 molecules of ATP 

Number of ATPs released in anaerobic respiration= 2 molecules of ATP 

So a huge difference in ATP release in aerobic & anaerobic respiration can be observed.

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