Flashcards in Respiration Deck (6)
What is respiration?
Respiration is the process in which energy is released from food
What does ATP consist of?
1 adenosine attachedto 3 inorganic phosphate (pi) in a chain like fashion
What is fermentation?
Respiration without oxygen
What happens in respiration without oxygen in animal cells
In the cytoplasm, pyruvate gets broken down into lactate and when oxygen is present, the reaction can be reversed and continue on as aerobic respiration
What happens in respiration without oxygen in plant and microbes
pyruvate is broken is broken down into ethanol and carbon dioxide and no energy is made. This reaction is irreversible