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What do plants need to under go respiration?

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2011-09-14 01:52:44

To carry out respiration plants need the same things as you


To carry out aerobic respiration they need a food source eg

glucose, and oxygen:

glucose + oxygen ----> water + carbon dioxide + ENERGY

To carry out anaerobic respiration they ony need a source of


glucose ----> carbon dioxide + ethanol (alcohol) + ENERGY

It is important to realise that plants Cary out respiration all

of the time, just as your cells do. Also, remember that respiration

is the release of energy from food, not breathing.


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