Plant vs. animal cells

Emil Aaltonen, Shaffer Malone

Photosynthesis for plant cells vs animal cells

Photosynthesis requires certain things. These things include CO2 comes from the bottom of the leaves. Water is absorbed throgh the roots and the sunlight abosbed by the leaves them selfs.. The product is oxygen, and glucose. The chemical equation for photosynthesis is 6C02+6H20+Sunlight-} 6C12H6O+6O2I

This all happens in the chloroplasts.

Instead of photosynthesis, animals eat carbs, and sugars.

Anaerobic Celluar Resperation

First the glucose molecule is broken down into two pyruvates then releaseing one ATP molecules. Then the pyruvates go through acid fermentation creating lactic acid relases another ATP molcules.

Aerobic Celluar Respiration

Oxygen is abosbed by the lungs into the blood stream at the same time glucose is abosbed into the blood stream by the small intestine/villi they both enter the cell by the blood stream. Glucose is broken down in two pyruvates relase two ATP molecules. Now these pyruvates enter the mitochondrion and go through a long cycle which relases 34 ATP molecules and carbon dioxide which leaves the body through the lunges

Connecting Photosynthesis and Celluar Respiration

Photosynthesis and aerobic cellular respiration are exact opposites in their products and reactants. Anaerobic respiration however, doesnt use oxygen, and is thus different. In essence photosynthesis and aerobic respiration could keep going with the same molecules and provide energy provided they have sunlight.