Describe the effectss of decreased energy production on a cell's ability to continue aerobic metabolism. What is the bi-product of the metabolism switch?
Aerobic metabolism requires oxygen, thereofre when there is not enough oxygen our cells switch to anaerobic metabolism (glycolysis). Since the cells need glycogen for glycolysis our glycogen levels quickly decrease and the bi-product of glycolysis is lactic acid. when lactic acid builds up, the intracellular pH goes down, making the cell more acidic.