' Respiration in Plants' chapter in NCERT Solutions for class 11 Biology syllabus talks about the mechanism where the food materials breakdown inside the cell to release energy, which is also technically called cellular respiration, and how the energy released is trapped for the Synthesis of ATP. Also elaborated are topics, like Glycolysis, which answers a question - "Do Plants Breathe"?, Aerobic Respiration, Fermentation, Respiratory Quotient, Amphibolic Pathway, and The Respiratory Balance Sheet. Understanding of all these topics is a must for comprehensive learning, So, read below.
This chapter is the gateway to cellular respiration, which deals with the mechanism of food disintegration inside the cells to discharge energy. ATP, which are the energy boosters for a cell, is synthesized through the released energy, which for this purpose is trapped. The process of breathing, under this topic, has been linked with the cycle of the release of energy from food. The oxidation of certain macromolecules that is known as 'food' is the source of all the energy required to perform any activity.
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