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Photosynthesis v/s Respiration: Organisms, ATP, Fermentation

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

2. What types of organisms can use Photosynthesis to produce glucose? Provide examples.

3. If oxygen is lacking, how might cells meet their energy needs through fermentation? Explain and give some examples of cells that can do this.

4. 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.

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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.

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

Most organisms, including:
Cyanobacteria
Animals - including humans
Sponges
Plants - Venus Fly Trap, Sunflowers

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Solution provides information about the processes, organisms that use them, what happens and how.

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