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About microscopic forms of life, including Bacteria, Archea, protozoans, algae and fungi. Topics relating to viruses, viroids and prions also belong here.
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Anaerobic respiration....

Mon May 30, 2005 2:47 pm

I'm confused. I have learned that respiration is anaerobic if the final electron receptor is not oxygen. What about the Krebs cycle? Isn't that an aerobic activity and don't anaerobic bacteria go through a Krebs cycle during respiration?


Mon May 30, 2005 3:47 pm

Krebs cycle and ETS take place in aerobic respiration. Not anaerobic. So, no, anearobic bacteria do not go through a Krebs cycle during respiration.

Tue May 31, 2005 11:24 pm

This is correct. Anaerobes only undergo Glycolysis which leads to other products such as Lactic Acid.

Thank you !

Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:45 am

You have really helped me understand how this works.

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