Flashcards in Bioenergetics Deck (11)
What's the word equation for photosynthesis?
carbon dioxide + water -> glucose + oxygen
What does the xylem do?
xylem in the stem transports water from the roots to the leaves
What's a limiting factor?
A limiting factor is something that limits how fast photosynthesis takes place
What are 3 limiting factors?
carbon dioxide concentration
What's anaerobic respiration?
The release of energy from glucose in the absence of oxygen
When do we respire anaerobically?
when their is insufficient oxygen for aerobic respiration to take place
What's the consequences of lactic acid build up?
Cause muscles to contract less efficiently and with less force
What's oxygen debt?
The breakdown of lactic acid is an oxidation reaction
Lactic acid + oxygen -> Carbon dioxide + water
the sum of all the chemical reaction take place in your body
What's metabolic rate?
the rate at which the chemical reactions take place