My name is Dennis Frazee and I am a student and a runner at Wabash College
and I am currently doing a project on Cellular Respiration. As a runner and
student of Biology I have a few questions that I was hoping someone may have a
reply for. As Cellular Respiration is considered, the more oxygen that is
present the more that it can occur, but by what manner is it possible to bring
in a larger amount of oxygen to the body. Also, is there any type of
fruits/vegetables that can be consumed for cellular respiration to be carried
out in a more energy proficient manner. Thank you for you time.
Yours in Biology,
Wabash College '07
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Only under conditions where oxygen is limiting. You understand what
Larger compared to what? You'd have to specify the conditions you're
comparing them to -- what kind of organism, for instance. I mean, you can
say an animal's respiratory system is all about bringing in a larger amount
of oxygen than it would get without a respiratory system.
Considering that the thermodynamics of the reactions involved are fixed, the
answer to that would have to be "no". There are ways to short-circuit
oxidative phosphorylation such that energy would be wasted, but there are no
ways to get any extra energy out of it.