(i) In both aerobic and anaerobic respiration, food is broken down to release energy.
(ii) Both take place inside cells.
(iii) Both produce byproducts.
Aerobic Respiration Anaerobic Respiration
(i) It takes place in the presence of oxygen. (i) It takes place in the absence of oxygen.
(ii) Energy is released in higher amount. (ii) Energy is released in lesser amount.
(iii) It is a slow process. (iii) It is a fast process.
(iv) Examples: Animals and plants cells. (iv) Examples: Human cells, yeast, Bacteria etc.