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Co-Existence of Respiration and Photosynthesis

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Part 1: Fill out the following table to compare and contrast Photosynthesis and Aerobic Cellular Respiration.

Photosynthesis

Aerobic Cellular Respiration

Full balanced equation

Reactants

Products

Is this reaction endergonic or exergonic? State which one it is.

Energy source used

Cell organelles involved in the reaction

Role of ATP in the reaction

Part 2: After completing the table you will have a basic understanding of these two complementary metabolic processes. Using what you have learned, and additional reference information, answer the following questions.

What types of organisms can use Photosynthesis to produce glucose? Provide examples.
What types of organisms can use Aerobic Cellular Respiration to break down glucose to produce ATP? Provide examples.
If oxygen is lacking, how might cells meet their energy needs through fermentation? Explain and give some examples of cells that can do this.
Both reactions are examples of complex metabolic pathways, consisting of many linked reactions. Briefly, explain the role of enzymes in chemical reactions and metabolic pathways.
Be sure to list and cite in APA, all references used to prepare both parts of this IP assignment.

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Part 2: After completing the table you will have a basic understanding of these two complementary metabolic processes. Using what you have learned, and additional reference information, answer the following questions.

What types of organisms can use Photosynthesis to produce glucose? Provide examples.
All autotrophs uses photosynthesis for the production of glucose. Examples of autotrophs are algae, bryophytes, pteridophytes, angiosperms etc.

What types of organisms can use Aerobic Cellular Respiration to break down glucose to produce ATP? Provide examples.
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