Where does anaerobic respiration occur?

1 Answer
Jul 23, 2015


Anaerobic respiration is a type of respiration that does not require oxygen to occur.


Due to evolution, living organisms require oxygen to undergo an effective respiration process.

However, under certain conditions, the lack of oxygen allow our cells to undergo the process of anaerobic respiration as it produces ATP in a greater speed in comparison to an aerobic respiration. On the other hand, aerobic respiration produce a greater amount of ATP.

Therefore, both is used to produce ATP in living organisms, however, one is favor from the other under certain circumstances.