Why glucose cannot be stored as such in plants?
plants use glucose for energy plants use glucose for energy
Glucose can be stored in plants in several ways. In some plants , the glucose molecules join to one another to form starch molecules. Some plants convert glucose to fructose and the energy is stored in this form. In other plants, fructose combines with glucose to form sucrose. The energy is stored in carbohydrates in this form. Plant cells obtain energy for their activities from these molecules.
They store glucose by converting them into cellulose which is also used to maintain the plants cells walls. Starch is stored in a plants stem, its roots and leaves. Plants store glucose as they are the main source of energy. The converted glucose either it's in the form of starch or cellulose can be used by some animals as it can be easily digested.
Energy is stored for later use by converting it to a compound that can be stored. These are glycogen and humans and starch in plants. In humans, insulin is produced by the pancreas which converts glucose (which can't be stored) into glycogen (which can be stored) which is stored in the liver. to convert the glycogen back to glucose when energy is needed the pancreas produces glucagon, this then converts the glycogen to glucose which…