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how plants use glucose- for respiration

1) plants manufacture glucose in their leaves.

2) they use some of the glucose for respiration.

3) the releases energy which enables them to convert the rest of the glucose into variouse other useful substances, which they can use to build new cells and grow.

4) to produce some of these substaces they also need to gather a few minerals from the soil.

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how plants use glucose- making cell walls

glucose is converted into cellulose for making strong cell walls, especially in a rapidly grwing plant.

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how plants use glucose- making proteins

glucose is combined with nitrate ions (absorbed from the soil) to make amino acids, which are then made into proteins.

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how plants use glucose- stored in seeds

glucose is turned into lipids (fats and oils) for storing in seeds. Sunflower seeds, for example, contain a lot of oil- we get cooking oil and margarine from them. seeds also store starch.

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how plants use glucose- stored in seeds

glucose is turned into lipids (fats and oils) for storing in seeds. Sunflower seeds, for example, contain a lot of oil- we get cooking oil and margarine from them. seeds also store starch.

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how plants use glucose- stored as starch

glucose is turned into starch and stored in roots, stems and leaves, ready for use when photosynthesis isnt happening, like in winter. starch is insoluble which makes it much better for storing then glucose- a cell with lots of glucose in would draw in loads of water and swell up. potato and parsnip plants store a ot of starch underground over the winter so a new plant can grow from it the following spring. we eat the swollwn storage organs.

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