Share
Explore BrainMass

Name given to the types of organisms that use photosynthesis

What is the name given to the types of organisms that can use photosynthesis to produce glucose? In addition, provide (3)THREE specific examples.
What is the name given to the types of organisms that exclusively use cellular respiration to break down glucose to produce ATP for energy? In addition, provide (3)THREE specific examples.
If oxygen is lacking, how might cells meet their energy needs through fermentation? Explain and give (3)Three examples of cells that can do this.
Both photosynthesis and aerobic cellular respiration are examples of complex metabolic pathways, consisting of many linked chemical reactions that require enzymes to function. Briefly, explain 2(ONLY TWO) attributes of enzymes in catalyzing chemical reactions and in metabolic pathways.
PLEASE PROVIDE 2-3 REFERENCE SOURCES!

Solution Preview

Photosynthesis occurs in green plants, seaweeds, algae, and certain bacteria. They produce new glucose molecules every second. Plants use this glucose, as energy to build leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds. They also convert glucose to cellulose, the structural material used in their cell walls. Most plants produce more glucose than they use and store it in the form of carbohydrates in roots, stems, and leaves.

Cellular respiration and fermentation are catabolic, energy-yielding pathways
Organic compounds store energy in their arrangement of atoms. With the help of enzymes, a cell systematically degrades complex organic molecules that are rich ...

Solution Summary

The types of organisms that can use photosynthesis to produce glucose.

$2.19