Why are anaerobic organisms simple and aerobic organisms complex?

William Tivol tivol at news.wadsworth.org
Wed Nov 29 17:41:07 EST 1995

Joy Abramson (ad954 at torfree.net) wrote:
: Why are anaerobic organisms limited to being simple, small, and 
: unicellular while aerobic organisms may be large complex, and 
: multicellular?

Dear Joy,
	My guess is that anaerobes extract only about 5% of the useful energy
from food compared to aerobes.
				Bill Tivol

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