Anaerobic vs Aerobic Respiration
TN Biology Standard: Distinguish between aerobic and anaerobic respiration
Aerobic and anaerobic respiration can be compared in several ways. The main difference is that aerobic respiration uses oxygen, and anaerobic respiration does not. Most cells use aerobic respiration. Red blood cells and muscle cells use anaerobic respiration. Anaerobic respiration produces lactic acid, while aerobic respiration does not. Both have a similar reactant of glucose, but only aerobic respiration also produces oxygen. Aerobic respiration occurs in the cytoplasm as well as the mitochondria. Anaerobic respiration only occurs in the cytoplasm.