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A. Aerobic respiration occurs without oxygen and makes 2 ATP.
B. Aerobic respiration occurs with oxygen and makes 36 ATP.
C. Anaerobic respiration occurs with oxygen and makes 36 ATP.
D. Anaerobic respiration occurs without oxygen and makes 36 ATP.

This question is part of Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Quiz (4)
Asked by Dhrox, Last updated: Jun 19, 2020

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Kroot

Anaerobic occurs without oxygen but only creates 2 ATP, because of the lack of oxygen. But, aerobic respiration occurs WITH oxygen and creates 36 ATP. So, the correct choice would be the second option.
 

indianaclark

Most ATP is produced by the electron transport chain, taking place in the cristae of the mitochondria. Without oxygen, the process will not take place as the oxygen must be present to accept electrons. The correct answer is No. 2, not No.4
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Tahamohawk

I agree. Anaerobic Respiration only produces 2 - 4 ATP. 2 in the Glycolysis process and 2 more in fermentation.

John Adney

How can it be 4? Anaerobic respiration does indeed require Oxygen however it is an inconsistent process that can produce 2-36 ATP. 2 seems a more logical approach because Aerobic respiration occurs with Oxygen and it is guaranteed to make at least 36 if not 38 ATP the most.

If we are going with what is most correct 2-36 ATP with answer 4 compared to 36-38 ATP with answer 2. It seems like answer 2 is most likely to happen because 2-36 ATP is a lot of room for error whilst 36-38 ATP is next to none.
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Oct 25, 2016

Anaerobic respiration occurs without oxygen and makes 36 ATP.
 

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