How plants use glucose

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  • How Plants use Glucose
    • 1) Respiration
      • Plants produce glucose in their leaves which is then released for respiration.
        • This releases energy so they can do other cool stuff.
    • 2) Cell walls
      • Glucose is converted to cellulose.
    • 3) Making proteins
      • Glucose combines with nitrated from the soil to produce amino acids. This makes the plant grow.
        • Link to nitrate deficiency?
    • 4) Stored in seeds
      • Glucose in converted to lipids and stored in seeds.
    • 5) Stored as starch
      • Converted to starch and stored in roots, stems and leaves.
        • Why is this done?
          • Why starch instead of glucose?


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