The Carbon Cycle

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What is Pilobolus?
A type of fungi that grows inside cow faeces, digesting carbon compounds
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Main feature of its journey?
The fungus produces capsules that contain spores. the capsule explodes off at the top of the stalk into fresh grass.
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What happens after?
Cows eat grass ant the fungus is not digested and grows on the faces when it leaves the cow
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Why do plants need Carbon?
To photosynthesise
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What is carbon used for in a plant?
iside the plant cabon atoms will become part of other carbon compound called glucose
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What happens wen glucose is used for respiration?
The carbon atoms in Glucose become part of the CO2 and is release back in to the atmosphere
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What happens Glucose stays in the plant?
Glucose is used to make other carbon atoms and used to make more plant biomass
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What contains Carbon in Plants?
Carbs/Protein/Fats
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What happens when an animal eats plants?
Some of the components that contain carbon are digested and taken to its body, they will leave animals body in faeces
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What are the absorbed Carbon used for?
Respiration
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What is the rest of these carbon components used for?
To build complex components in Animal tissue, making animal biomass
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What happens when the animal is eaten by a predator
the same process
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What happens when animal and plants die?
The bodies are broken down by decay, this is caused by microorganisms called Decomposers
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What does Decomposer include?
Fungi which also break down carbon compound in animal waste
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What to decomposers use Carbon for?
repiretion and to make complex compounds in the cell
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What happens when plants are buried so quickly that decomposers cannot feed on them?
Over millions of yers they will be change into peat or coal due to the haet and pressue of earth this is a form of fossil fuels
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What happens when you burn Fossil fuels?
It releases Carbon back into atmosphere as Carbon Dioxide.
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