Respiration in Plants – Notes
Respiration in Plants
Respiration provides oxygen, which is used for the oxidation of food to provide energy.
Plants respire through small opening called the stomata on leaves and lenticels of stems and roots.
Cellular respiration involves breakdown of the C – C bonds of compounds of food. It takes place in the cytoplasm and mitochondria.
Most of the energy released during oxidation is used for synthesising ATP.
Aerobic respiration involves the oxidation of food in the presence of oxygen.
Anaerobic respiration involves the oxidation of food in the absence of oxygen.