The disadvantages of anaerobic respiration

The disadvantages of anaerobic respiration
  • Less energy produced in anaerobic respiration since food is partially oxidized while in aerobic respiration food is completely oxidized.
  • Some metabolic wastes accumulate in cells affecting cellular functions
  • Ethanol produced in plants poisons the tissues while lactic acid produced in animals causes muscle fatigue/muscle cramp and may stop muscle contraction Such intermediate wastes are not produced in aerobic respiration
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