Storing and releasing energy

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Plants and animals need energy for biological processes to occur.Plant and animal cells relases energy from glucose via respiration. This energy is used to power all the reactions in the cells. Respiration is a metabolic pathway.There are two types of respiration:

-ANAEROBIC-without oxygen

-AEROBIC- with oxygen



Plants are autotrophs, this means that they make their own food (glucose). They do this using Photosynthesis. Energy is stored in the glucose until the plants release it by respiration.



Animals are heterotrops, this means that they get thier food (glucose) from other living organisms then respire the glucose to release energy.

Photosynthesis is an example of a metabolic pathway, the process occurs by a small series of reactions controlled by enzymes.

ATP:(Adenosine Triphosphate):

ATP is the immediate source of energy in a…


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