Storage and use of glucose

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Storage and use of glucose


Glucose is needed by the cells for respiration.. It is not produced at night as it is dark.. Plants and algae store glucose as insoluble products.. THESE INCLUDE: starch, fats and oils


Some glucose is used for respiration to release energy. Some is used to produce:

  • Cellulose- strengthens cell wall
  • Proteins- such as enzymes and chlorophyll

Plants also need nitrates to make proteins- absorbed  from the soil as nitrate ions..





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