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Fermentation

Describes anaerobic respiration.

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alcoholic fermentation

Type of anaerobic respiration that includes glycolysis followed by the conversion of pyruvic acid to ethanol and carbon dioxide and the formation of NAD+.

anaerobic respiration

Type of cellular respiration that does not require oxygen.

fermentation

Type of anaerobic respiration that includes glycolysis followed by the conversion of pyruvic acid to one or more other compounds and the formation of NAD+.

lactic acid fermentation

Type of anaerobic respiration that includes glycolysis followed by the conversion of pyruvic acid to lactic acid and the formation of NAD+.

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