Plant build up sugars into more complex carbohydrates like cellulose. They use this to make new plant cells.
Plants use the energy from respiration to combine sugars with other nutrients (mineral ions) from the soil to make amino acids. The amino acids are then built up into proteins to be used in the cells. Energy from respiration is also used to build up fats and oils to make a food store.
There are two transport systems :
- Phloem - made up of living tissue, transports sugars from the leaves to the rest of the plant, including growing regions…