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1. What carbohydrates does plant make from glucose ?

2. Which of these carbohydrates is transported round the plant ?

3. Which carbohydrates is the main storage substance ?


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1. From glucose, a plant makes the carbohydrates sucrose, starch and cellulose.

2. Carbohydrate which is transported round the plant as sucrose.

Plants trannsport glucose and fructose in the form of sucrose in order to:

  • Increase energy storage
  • Efficient energy transfer
  • Removing in between reactions
3.The main storage carbohydrate in plants is starch.Starch is a polysaccharide. The leaves of a plant make sugar during the process of photosynthesis.


 

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