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What are the differences between aerobic and anaerobic respiration? Name some organisms that use the anaerobic mode of respiration.

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Aerobic respiration Anaerobic respiration
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.
It occurs in cytoplasm and mitochondria. It occurs only in cytoplasm.
It always releases CO2 and H2O. End products vary.


The organisms that use anaerobic mode of respiration include some bacteria and microorganisms such as yeast.

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