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How Plants Use Glucose

For Respiration

  • Releases energy so they can convert the rest of the glucose into other substances
  • Also need minerals from soil to produce these substances that build cells and grow

Making Cell Walls

  • Glucose converted into cellulose for making a strong cell wall

Making Proteins

  • Glucose combined with nitrate ions to make amino acids, which then make proteins

Stored in seeds

  • Turned into lipids for storing in seeds

Stored as Starch

  • Turned into starch and stored in roots, stems and leaves for when photosynthesis isn't there
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How Plants Use Glucose

For Respiration

  • Releases energy so they can convert the rest of the glucose into other substances
  • Also need minerals from soil to produce these substances that build cells and grow

Making Cell Walls

  • Glucose converted into cellulose for making a strong cell wall

Making Proteins

  • Glucose combined with nitrate ions to make amino acids, which then make proteins

Stored in seeds

  • Turned into lipids for storing in seeds

Stored as Starch

  • Turned into starch and stored in roots, stems and leaves for when photosynthesis isn't there
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