Enzymes and respiration

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  • Enzymes and Respiration
    • Respiration
      • All living things respire
      • Respiration is the process of releasing energy from the breakdown of glucose
      • Respiration releases energy that the cell need to do just about everything
      • RESPIRATION is the process of RELEASING ENERGY FROM GLUCOSE  which goes on IN EVERY CELL
    • Aerobic respiration needs plenty of oxygen
      • Aerobic respiration is respiration using oxygen
      • Aerobic respiration goes on all the time in plants and animals
      • Most of the reactions in aerobic respiration happen inside mitochondria
    • Aerobic respiration releases energy for all kinds of things
      • 1) To build up larger molecules from smaller ones
      • 2) In animals, to allow the muscles to contract
      • 3) In mammals and birds the energy is used to keep their body temperature steady
      • 4) In plants, to build sugars, nitrates and other nutrients into amino acids. Amino acids are then built up into proteins
  • Glucose+oxygen------> C02+water+energy


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