How plants use glucose

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  • How plants use glucose
    • Respiration
      • Plants manufacture glucose in their leaves
      • Use some for glucose and rest for other substances
    • Make cell walls
      • Glucose is converted into cellulose to make strong cell walls
    • Make proteins
      • Glucose combines with nitrate ions from soil
      • Makes amino acids and then into proteins
    • Stored in seeds
      • Glucose is turned into lipids for storage in seeds
      • This is where oils are from
    • Stored as starch
      • Glucose is stored in roots as starch.
      • Ready for when photosynthsis isnt happening


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