B2 - How Plants Use Glucose

  • Respiration
  • Cell walls
  • Protiens
  • Seeds
  • Starch
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How is glucose used for respiration?
It releases energy which eneables them to convert the rest of the glucose into various other useful substances, whiich they use to build new cells and grow.
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How is glucose used to make cell walls?
Glucose is converted into cellulose for making strong cell walls.
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How is glucose used to make 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 is glucose stored in seeds?
Glucose is turned into lipids (fats and oils) for storing in seeds.
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How is glucose stored as starch?
Glucose is turned into starch and stored in roots, stems and leaves, ready for use when photosynthesis isn't happening (in winter). Starch is insoluble which makes it much better for storing than glucose.
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How is glucose used to make cell walls?

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Glucose is converted into cellulose for making strong cell walls.

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How is glucose used to make proteins?

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How is glucose stored in seeds?

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How is glucose stored as starch?

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