Q. 333.8( 23 Votes )

What are the different ways in which glucose is oxidised to provide energy in various organisms? Give one example of each.

Answer :

Glucose is oxidized, to provide energy in various organisms, in two ways –

i. Aerobic respiration – this respiration process takes place using oxygen. For example, plants and animals oxidize glucose and break it down into carbon dioxide and water to release energy.

ii. Anaerobic respiration – This respiration process takes place in the absence of oxygen. For example, yeast and some bacteria oxidize glucose into ethanol and carbon dioxide.

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