Aerobic respiration is the more common type of respiration that occurs continuously in both animals and plants. It is the most efficient way to transfer energy from glucose, taking place whenever there is enough oxygen.
The equation for aerobic respiration is:
Glucose + Oxygen → Carbon dioxide + Water
C6H12O6 + 6O2 → 6CO2 + 6H2O
This equation is the exact opposite of the photosynthesis equation. Also, remember that most of the reactions in aerobic respiration take place in the mitochondria.
A large amount of energy is also released in the process because the glucose molecule has been fully oxidised.