aerobic respiration | definition

  • the metabolic process of the cell by which energy is obtained from sugar by combining carbon and hydrogen with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and water
aerobic respiration
By RegisFrey – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,


Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Morgan, D., Raf, M., Roberts, K., & Walter, P. (2015). Molecular Biology of the Cell. New York: Garland Science.


Related Research

Research Article: Physiological Roles of ArcA, Crp, and EtrA and Their Interactive Control on Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration in Shewanella oneidensis

Date Published: December 28, 2010 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Haichun Gao, Xiaohu Wang, Zamin K. Yang, Jingrong Chen, Yili Liang, Haijiang Chen, Timothy Palzkill, Jizhong Zhou, Pierre Cornelis. Abstract: In the genome of Shewanella oneidensis, genes encoding the global regulators ArcA, Crp, and EtrA have been identified. All these proteins deviate from their … Continue reading

Research Article: Aerobic Microbial Respiration In Oceanic Oxygen Minimum Zones

Date Published: July 20, 2015 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Tim Kalvelage, Gaute Lavik, Marlene M. Jensen, Niels Peter Revsbech, Carolin Löscher, Harald Schunck, Dhwani K. Desai, Helena Hauss, Rainer Kiko, Moritz Holtappels, Julie LaRoche, Ruth A. Schmitz, Michelle I. Graco, Marcel M. M. Kuypers, Zhe-Xue Quan. Abstract: Oxygen minimum zones are major … Continue reading

Research Article: A Biochemical Approach to Study the Role of the Terminal Oxidases in Aerobic Respiration in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1

Date Published: January 22, 2014 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Sébastien Le Laz, Arlette Kpebe, Marielle Bauzan, Sabrina Lignon, Marc Rousset, Myriam Brugna, Alessandro Giuffrè. Abstract: The genome of the facultative anaerobic γ-proteobacterium Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 encodes for three terminal oxidases: a bd-type quinol oxidase and two heme-copper oxidases, a A-type cytochrome c … Continue reading

Research Article: Low Probability of Initiating nirS Transcription Explains Observed Gas Kinetics and Growth of Bacteria Switching from Aerobic Respiration to Denitrification

Date Published: November 6, 2014 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Junaid Hassan, Linda L. Bergaust, I. David Wheat, Lars R. Bakken, Robinson Fulweiler Abstract: In response to impending anoxic conditions, denitrifying bacteria sustain respiratory metabolism by producing enzymes for reducing nitrogen oxyanions/-oxides (NOx) to N2 (denitrification). Since denitrifying bacteria are non-fermentative, the initial production … Continue reading