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Aerobic Respiration Anaerobic Respiration
1. Aerobic respiration occurs in the presence of oxygen 1. Anaerobic respiration occurs in the absence of oxygen

2. Complete oxidation of glucose takes place to form CO 2 and H 2 O

2. Incomplete oxidation of glucose takes place to form alcohol / lactic acid and CO 2
3. It occurs in plant and animal cells 3. It occurs in anaerobic bacteria and human muscle cells
4. For each molecule of glucose, 38 molecules of ATP are generated 4. For each molecule of glucose, only 2 molecules of ATP are generated

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