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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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At superatmosferic concentrations, [O.sub.2] could enhance production of reactive oxygen species, which can damage cytoplasm of cells and cause anaerobic respiration appearing.
In anaerobic respiration, a fairly large portion of that energy is captured and "repackaged" as ATP.
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.
He said this is likely because the animals need time to recover from anaerobic respiration necessary for longer dives in summer.
In the laboratory, oysters are known to have the ability to successfully cope with hypoxia by utilizing anaerobic respiration (de Zwaan 1977, Widdows et al.
However, in the absence of oxygen, prokaryotes have the ability to ferment as well as use the ETC (anaerobic respiration).
In other words, it uses anaerobic respiration, calling on readily available power resources stored up in its muscles.