Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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Anaerobic Respiration

  • Juli Peretó
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_193-2


Anaerobic respiration is a metabolic process in which oxidized organic compounds, such as fumarate, or inorganic molecules, such as nitrate, sulfate, or ferric ion, serve as the terminal electron acceptor of an electron transport chain.

See Also


Organic Compound Electron Transport Bioorganic Chemistry Electron Acceptor Metabolic Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia EvolutivaUniversitat de ValènciaValènciaSpain