Class 11 Biology Respiration In Plants Difference between fermentation and aerobic respiration

Difference between fermentation and aerobic respiration

  • Fermentation accounts for partial breakdown of glucose, whereas in aerobic respiration it is completely degraded to CO2 and H2
  • In fermentation, there is a net gain of only two molecules of ATP for each molecule of glucose degraded to pyruvic acid, whereas many more molecules of ATP are generated under aerobic conditions.
  • NADH is oxidised to NAD+ rather slowly in fermentation, however the reaction is very vigorous in case of aerobic respiration.

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Fig. Difference between fermentation and aerobic respiration

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