Give scientific reason.
Some higher plants, animals and aerobic microorganisms also sometimes perform anaerobic respiration.
- Respiration is an energy-yielding process and takes place by the oxidation of foodstuffs.
- Higher plants and animals require oxygen in order to respire aerobically.
- However, in conditions where oxygen is depleted, these organisms perform anaerobic respiration to obtain energy.
- Glucose is incompletely oxidized and a comparatively lesser amount of energy is obtained through anaerobic respiration.
Therefore, sometimes, higher plants, animals, and aerobic microorganisms also perform anaerobic respiration.
Concept: Formation of ATP
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