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Conversion of Glucose into Different Organic Substances

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Conversion of Glucose into Different Organic Substances


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You get to reveal the ways in which cells use the energy stored in sugar to produce the ATP that powers their chemical reactions. View each of the major pathways involved in ATP production, and then see how this compares to photosynthesis.

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Now You Know

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • List the molecules that are produced from glucose.
  • List the conditions needed for the conversion of glucose into other molecules.

Everything You'll Have Covered

When is phosphoglyceraldehyde converted into various organic materials?

~ Phosphoglyceraldehyde is converted into various organic materials during the "dark reactions" of photosynthesis.

What are the two most important molecules synthesized from phosphoglyceraldehyde?

~ The two most important molecules synthesized from phosphoglyceraldehyde are sucrose and starch. Additionally, amino acids and subsequently proteins are synthesized from phosphoglyceraldehyde.

Which environment is conducive to the synthesis of starch?

~ Starch is synthesized in environments with light.

Which molecules are synthesized in the chloroplasts?

~ Molecules that are synthesized in the chloroplasts include fatty acids, glycerol, vitamins, and hormones.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be able to define the following terms: amino acid, carbon dioxide, and energy.
Course Biology
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary amino acid, carbon dioxide, energy