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Where Is Glucose Stored In Plants

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Role Of Carbohydrates

Life on this planet needs a constant supply of energy in order to fight the effects of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics. The most abundant source of this energy is the sun, where vast amounts of radiant energy are created in the nuclear fusion furnaces. A tiny part of this radiant energy reaches this planet in the form of light, where a tiny part, of a tiny part of this energy is absorbed by plants and converted from light energy into chemical energy. This is the process called photosynthesis. Pigments in special cellular organelles trap quanta of light energy and convert them to high energy electrons. These high energy electrons are in turn used to move electrons in covalent bonds to a higher energy state. In this process atoms and bonds in carbon dioxide and water are rearranged and new molecules are created. Quanta of light energy are used to pull electrons in covalent bonds to higher energy levels where they are stable and stored for future use. Two important molecular products are produced in this process; oxygen, which is released into the atmosphere, and 3-phosphoglyceric acid, which is kept inside the cells. All plants create 3-phosphoglyceric acid (3PG) as the Continue reading >>

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  1. Nirish Samant

    In which form excess of glucose stored in plants and animals and where it is stored?

  2. Ritika Goyal

    In plants, excess of glucose is stored in the form of starch. It is stored in roots, leaves, tubers, bulbs, etc.

    In animals, the excess of glucose is stored in the form of glycogen. It is stored in various organs of the body mainly in liver and muscles.

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