How Plants Use Glucose

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  • Created on: 23-02-14 17:26
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  • How Plants Use Glucose
    • For Respiration
      • Respiration releases energy so that they can convert the rest of glucose into useful substances
    • Making Cell Walls
      • glucose is converted into cellulose for making cell walls which strengthen the cell
    • Making Proteins
      • Glucose is combined with nitrate ions from the soil to make amino acids. These are then made into proteins.
    • Stored in seeds
      • The glucose is turned into lipids (fats + oils) for storing in seeds.
    • Stored as Starch
      • It is turned into starch for when photosynthesis isn't happening as much.

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