B2 - how plants use glucose/making the most of photosynthesis

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How Plants Use Glucose

The uses of soluble glucose

  • The glucose produced by photosynthesis may be:

- coverted into insoluble starch for storage

-used for respiration

-converted into fats ad oils for storage

-used to produce cellulose which strengthens cell walls

-used to produce proteins

  • Plant and algal cells also need a supply of mineral ions such as nitrate ions in order to produce protein. Plants absorb nitrate ions from the soil. Algae absorb nitrate ions from the water they live in.  

Making the Most of Photosynthesis 

  • Plant growers try to…


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