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anaerobic process

[¦an·ə¦rōb·ik ′präs·əs]
(science and technology)
A process from which air or oxygen not in chemical combination is excluded.
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2] could enhance production of reactive oxygen species, which can damage cytoplasm of cells and cause anaerobic respiration appearing.
It is thus possible to calculate the efficiency of aerobic and anaerobic respiration by knowing the number of moles of ATP that are in the process.
If there's no oxygen present, anaerobic respiration takes place, followed by rapid spoilage.
But as respiration continues and the oxygen level reaches zero, says Schlimme, anaerobic respiration takes over and the fruit or vegetable will ferment and set up conditions for growth of anaerobic organisms such as clostridium botulinum.
It concluded that heat stress can enhance the anaerobic respiration to improve the antioxidant activity of the body, but can also cause enzyme release and lipid peroxidation.
Anaerobic respiration allows emperor penguins to dive without using oxygen.