2021-04-11 05:11:45
glycolysis is classified as an anaerobic process. what does this indicicates
2021-04-11 06:43:46

This indicates that it is a process that takes place in the absence of oxygen. Anaerobic respiration is a type of respiration that does not require oxygen. It is used when there is not enough oxygen for aerobic respiration (in which oxygen is used) In man anaerobic respiration takes place in muscle tissues during a burst of intense activity or exertion. The energy required to fuel contraction of the muscle is too great to be supplied through the normal channel of aerobic respiration and therefore an alternative to oxygen has to be used, and this alternative is pyruvic acid which acts as a makeshift electron acceptor instead of oxygen thus glycolysis at this point becomes an anaerobic process.