Respiration

Biology

APPLICATION OF ANAEROBIC RESPIRATION IN INDUSTRY AND AT HOME INDUSTRY

APPLICATION OF ANAEROBIC RESPIRATION IN INDUSTRY AND AT HOME INDUSTRY
Making of beer and wines.
Ethanol in beer comes from fermentation of sugar (maltose) in germinating barley seeds.
Sugar in fruits is broken down anaerobically to produce ethanol in wines.
In the dairy industry, bacterial fermentation occurs in the production of several dairy products such as cheese, butter and yoghurt.

Biology

MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE OF RESPIRATION

MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE OF RESPIRATION
Respiration is the process by which energy is liberated from organic compounds such as glucose.
It is one of the most important characteristics of living organisms.
Energy is expended (used) whenever an organism exhibits characteristics of life, such as feeding, excretion and movement.
Respiration occurs all the time and if it stops, cellular activities are disrupted due to lack of energy.
This may result in death e.g., if cells in brain lack oxygen that is needed for respiration for a short time, death may occur.