Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Bacteria: Comparison & Differences


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What is aerobic respiration?

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1. What are anaerobic bacteria?

2. A scientist finds a bacteria and studies it in the lab. She finds that the bacteria produce a lot of lactic acid. What type of bacteria is she looking at?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The ability bacteria have to live and reproduce depends heavily on their physical environment. Quiz questions cover facts, processes and definitions related to aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz you will:

  • Define aerobic respiration
  • Describe anaerobic bacteria
  • Explain which type of bacteria produces lactic acid
  • Bacteria that need oxugen
  • Identify steps in the aerobic respiration process

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about salmonella
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as aerobic respiration
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the steps of aerobic respiration and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Gain a deeper understanding of this subject by reviewing the lesson called Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Bacteria: Comparison & Differences. This lesson is centered on the following objectives:

  • Describe the environment where anaerobic bacteria often live
  • Explain what happens during glycolysis
  • Name an aerobic species
  • Give details about ethanol fermentation