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Name the organelle that is associated with aerobic respiration?


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Mitochondria:

  1. Mitochondria are organelles, they have membranes specialized for aerobic respiration.
  2. Oxidation of substances (chemical) takes place in mitochondria.
  3. It absorbs oxygen and releases energy and carbon dioxide.
  4. So, respiration takes place in mitochondria.
  5. Mitochondria are also known as the powerhouses of the cell as they produce energy.

Aerobic respiration:

  1. Aerobic respiration is divided into 3 main stages. They are citric acid cycle, glycolysis, and electron transport chain
  2. The direct result of aerobic respiration is ATP molecules from the breakdown of glucose molecules.
  3. It occurs only when there is the presence of oxygen.
  4. Examples: Humans, animals, birds, insects, etc.

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