• Respiration is crucial for living things as it generates ATP.
  • ATP is used for energy supply in organisms.
  • There are two types of respiration: aerobic and anaerobic.
  • Detail understanding of stages of both aerobic and anaerobic respiration is essential.
  • Knowledge to compare aerobic and anaerobic respiration is required.
  • This topic has relevance to exercise, health, and gas exchange.
  • Different organisms may have varying rates of respiration.
  • The topic connects to the concept of the oxygen dissociation curve and the need to unload oxygen at muscles.
  • Oxygen powers respiration and produces ATP, which provides energy; increased energy demand requires more respiration.