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What is respiration?

The process of releasing energy from glucose

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What is aerobic respiration?

Respiration using oxygen.

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What is the equation for aerobic respiration?

Glucose + Oxygen --> Carbon Dioxide + Energy

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What is anaerobic respiration?

Respiration without oxygen, where glucose is broken down.

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What is the equation for anaerobic respiration?

Glucose --> Energy + Lactic Acid

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Give an example of what energy released by respiration is used for in plants.

To build sugars, nitrates and other nutrients into amino acids, and then into proteins.

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Give three example of what energy released by respiration is used for in animals.

To make larger molecules, to allow muscles to contract and to keep body temperatures steady.