Uses of Glucose Flashcards

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What is the chemical formula for glucose?


How is glucose used in respiration?

Glucose is broken down in both aerobic and anaerobic respiration to release energy.

What role does glucose play in the formation of cellulose?

Glucose molecules combine to form cellulose, which strengthens plant cell walls.

Why is starch a useful form of glucose storage for plants?

Starch is insoluble, so it doesn’t draw water into cells by osmosis, preventing the cells from swelling. It can later be broken down into glucose when needed.

How do plants use glucose to make amino acids?

Plants combine glucose with nitrate ions from the soil to form amino acids, which then combine to make proteins.

How can plants store energy for future use?

Plants can convert glucose into oils and fats, which are stored as a future source of energy.

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