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Plant Respiration & Photosynthesis - Chapter Summary
This chapter on plant respiration and photosynthesis explains these processes in a way that's easy to understand and remember. Through a series of short and entertaining science lessons, you'll examine plant topics such as phosphorylation, glycolysis, microbial photosynthesis and the citric acid cycle. Upon completion of the chapter, you'll be able to:
- Recognize the products of the electron transport chain
- Define photosynthesis, microbial photosynthesis, phosphorylation, anaerobic respiration and anaerobic digestion
- Explain the function and benefits of chlorophyll in plants
- Compare different types of C3 plants
- Identify mycorrhizae products
- Understand the citric acid cycle and the process of glycolysis
You'll be able to reinforce your understanding of these topics by taking the chapter's interactive self-assessments. The chapter also includes a comprehensive exam as well as printable lesson transcripts. Use your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet to access the chapter material, and study at any time that fits your schedule.
1. Anaerobic Respiration: Definition, Equation & Examples
Many organisms are capable of undergoing anaerobic respiration. In some cases, it's a 'backup plan' when oxygen is absent, and in other cases, they thrive that way. Here we will investigate what anaerobic respiration is, the equation and examples of it at work.
2. The Electron Transport Chain: Products and Steps
In this lesson, we'll learn about the finale of cellular respiration. The electron transport chain uses products from the first two acts of glycolysis and the citric acid cycle to complete the chemical reaction that turns our food into usable cellular energy.
3. Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions
In this lesson we'll cover the definition of photosynthesis, the equation for photosynthesis, as well as the reactants and products. Using diagrams of photosynthesis, we'll go over the formula and process.
4. Chlorophyll in Plants: Benefits, Function & Definition
What makes plants green? A small molecule with a big job called chlorophyll is responsible for this, and it's also what helps plants get energy from the sun. Learn about chlorophyll in this lesson.
5. C3 Plants: Definition, Types & Examples
Plants have evolved specific adaptations to allow them to survive in harsh climates. One of these adaptations is the way in which the plant undergoes photosynthesis. This lesson will focus on C3 plants, which use the most basic type of photosynthesis.
6. Phosphorylation: Definition, Types & Steps
Phosphorylation, or the addition of inorganic phosphate, is an important process within a biological system. In this article we will define phosphorylation, explore several types, and go over the steps involved in each.
7. What Are Mycorrhizae? - Definition, Function & Products
This lesson explores common types of mycorrhizae and describes their function. Additionally, this lesson examines their ecological and economic importance.
8. Glycolysis & the Citric Acid Cycle
How does food actually become energy? Through cellular respiration! In this lesson we will examine two main components of respiration and discover exactly how they break down food into useable energy.
9. Anaerobic Digestion: Definition, Process & Applications
In this lesson, we're going to be learning about the process of anaerobic digestion. We'll look at what happens during this biological process and applications for its use.
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