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The Importance of Photosynthesis and Respiration

atmosphere as they produce much more than needed during the photosynthesis process. Aerobic respiration is an important process in life as we know it. This process further breaks down molecules and sugars using oxygen. During this process adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is created, used to store and transfer energy to cells throughout the body. (Aerobic respiration, 2010) Photosynthesis and aerobic respiration are both needed for each other to be able to perform their primary functions. One without...

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The Mitochondrion The cell is the most basic unit of life. The cell serves as the place for processes such as cellular respiration, metabolism and energy production in the form of ATP, or adenosine triphosphate. Many organelles—small structures that help to carry out the daily operations of the cell, inhabit the cell such as the Golgi complex, the endoplasmic reticulum, the nucleus, or brain of the cell, and lysosomes. An organelle that is the place where most of the cell’s energy is generated is...

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Cellular Respiration Assignment

ATP? There are three phosphate groups in ATP molecule (Adenosine Triphosphate), when removing one phosphate molecule, ADP molecule is formed (Adenosine Diphosphate). 2. What is the function of ATP? Describe the molecule. The function of ATP is storing energy within a cell. ATP is adenosine triphosphate, C10H16N5O13P3, a high energy complex, giving the necessary power to push metabolistic reactions in the body. Its composed of adenosine, a ribose sugar, and three phosphates. 3. Describe how...

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glucose is converted in a series of steps to pyruvic acid. Pg. 260 1. At the end of glycolysis, each molecule of glucose has yielded 2 molecules of pyruvate, 2 molecules of NADH, and a net of 2 molecules of ATP. Energy in the form of ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate). Glycolysis takes molecule of glucose and turns it into energy the body can use. Output Glycolysis converts one molecule of glucose into two molecules of pyruvate, along with "reducing equivalents" in the form of the coenzyme...

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HIstory Essay

their Mitochondria, and through a complex series of metabolic processes, they break down the Carbohydrates and release the energy. The energy is generally not needed Immeadiately; rather it is used to combine adenosine diphosphate (ADP) with another phosphate to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules. The ATP molecules can then be used for processes in the cells that require energy, much as a battery powers a mechanical device. During the process of cellular respiration, Carbon dioxide is given...

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Biology form 4 chapter 3

when the carrier protein receives energy from an ATP. Basic Requirements in Active Transport 1. Presence of the carrier protein 2. Presence of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) Function of the ATP ATP is the source of energy in active transport. It supplies energy to the carrier protein to carry out the process. It is converted into ADP (Adenosine Diphosphate) after the reaction. Mechanism of Active Transport The video below shows how sodium ions and potassium ions are transported through...

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cellular respiration. It involves three steps, 1) glycolysis, 2) the citric acid or Krebs cycle and 3) electron transport system. The glycolytic pathway or glycolysis is a metabolic process that leads to the formation of the energy source adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the body. ATP is essential to the cell and the cellular processes used by the cell. The first step, glycolysis is the process by which each molecule of glucose is converted to two pyruvate molecules, creating two ATPs and two nicotinamide...

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People and Plants

human life, as noted by Johnson (2010), “every oxygen atom in the air we breathe was once part of a water molecule, liberated by photosynthesis” (pg. 100). Along with oxygen, people need food for fuel. Plants and people both utilize the adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Once ATP is generated in plants, it is further processed into sugars where the energy is used or stored. Humans generate ATP during the process of cellular respiration, where food energy from glucose is combined with oxygen. In essence...

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Firefly Lab Report

The effect of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) on bioluminescence in fireflies. Introduction Adenosine triphosphate, also known as ATP, is the supply of energy found in every cell that we need in order to do essentially everything (Anonymous, 2008). It is an energy source for biochemical reactions such as muscle contraction, active transport, molecular synthesis, and in fireflies, also known as lightening bugs, bioluminescence (Biology Book). Bioluminescence is the process in which living organisms...

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Importance of Carbohydrates in living organisms

whereby water is removed, for example to produce maltose, a disaccharide. The bond between the glucose molecules is a  1-4 glycosidic bond. Glucose is also soluble, a reducing sugar and the blood sugar of mammals. It is respired to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate, a chemical energy store) and is therefore required for growth. During glycolysis, a process which occurs in the cytoplasm and generates 2 ATP, glucose is phosphorylated to produce a 6 carbon phophorylated sugar. Glucose is essential for respiration...

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