How plants use glucose

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: a.bell
  • Created on: 26-10-15 19:11
View mindmap
  • 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?

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Biology resources:

See all Biology resources »See all Photosynthesis and transpiration resources »