How plants use Glucose

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Starch is insoluble which makes it easier to store than glucose a cell with lots of glucose would draw in lots of water
and make the cell swell up.
Potato and parsnip plants store a lot of starch underground over the winter so a new plant can grow from it the
following spring. we eat the swollen storage organs.
Glucose is converted into cellulose for making strong cell walls especially in fast growing oplants
1) Plants manufacture glucose in their leaves.
Making Cell Walls
Stored As Starch
Glucose is turned into starch and stored in the roots, stems and leaves ready for use when
Making Proteins
photosynthesis isnt happening.
Stored In Seeds
Glucose is turned into lipids Glucose is combined with
for storing in seeds. nitrate ions (absorbed from the soil) to make amino acids which are then made into proteins
For example: sunflower seeds contain a lot of oil we get cooking oil and margarine from them.
For Respiration


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