Definitions for "Aerobic respiration"
A form of cell respiration requiring oxygen (as opposed to anaerobic respiration, which does not need oxygen). Aerobic respiration is much more efficient than anaerobic respiration; it produces 36 ATP for every molecule of glucose. Aerobic respiration proceeds in three stages: glycolysis, the Krebs cycle, and the electron transport chain.
The oxygen-consuming, energy-yielding process carried out by almost all eukaryotes and diverse prokaryotes; "breathing."
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