What happens when you can’t do aerobic cellular respiration because oxygen isn’t available? Explore fermentation with The Amoeba Sisters! This video focuses on alcoholic fermentation and lactic acid fermentation, and it also mentions how this pathway is different from anaerobic cellular respiration.

Table of Contents:
0:39 Why do organisms need oxygen?
1:01 Aerobic Cellular Respiration
2:07 Options for when there is no oxygen?
2:38 Anaerobic Respiration
3:18 Fermentation
5:38 Alcoholic Fermentation
6:35 Lactic Acid Fermentation

Reference:
OpenStax, Biology. OpenStax CNX. Apr 9, 2018

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Further Reading regarding how lactate/lactic acid may -not- be responsible for delayed muscle soreness (or fatigue)?

Biology OpenStax (free, peer-reviewed textbook):

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