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What are the end products of respiration in yeast?


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Anaerobic respiration:

  1. It is also known as fermentation.
  2. It is a cellular respiration process that happens in the absence of O2.
  3. It takes place in the cytoplasm.
  4. Lactic acid fermentation and alcoholic fermentation are the two types of anaerobic respiration.

End products of respiration in yeast:

  1. Alcoholic fermentation occurs in yeast.
  2. It is catalyzed by the enzymes pyruvic acid decarboxylase and alcohol dehydrogenase.
  3. In alcoholic fermentation, pyruvic acid produced from glycolysis is converted to carbon dioxide and ethanol.
  4. The end products are - Carbon dioxide, ethanol, and energy.

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