How plants use glucose

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what do plants use glucose for?
respiration, making cell walls, making proteins, stored in seeds, stored as starch
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why do plants use glucose for respiration?
respiration releases energy which enables the plant to convert the rest of the glucose into useful substances which they can use to build new cells and grow.
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Why do plants use glucose for making cell walls?
glucose is converted into cellulose for making strong cell walls, especially in a rapidly growing plant
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Why do plants use glucose for making proteins?
Glucose is combined with nitrate ions to make amino acids which are then made into proteins.
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What is glucose stored as when in seeds?
Lipids (fats and oils)
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Why is glucose stored as starch?
Stored in roots, stems and leaves, ready to use when the plant can't photosynthesise, like in winter. Also, starch is insoluble so the plant doesn't store excess water and swell up.
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why do plants use glucose for respiration?

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respiration releases energy which enables the plant to convert the rest of the glucose into useful substances which they can use to build new cells and grow.

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