Respiration : An Essential Part Of Life

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Introduction: Respiration is an essential part of life. As we study living organisms, we come to the conclusion that all organisms respire. Respiring beings possess pathways that release energy via organic molecules (sometimes inorganic) and apprehend it in Adenosine triphosphate(Vodopich, D. (2014). Exercise 12, p.130-132). Scientists have been carefully studying plants respiration for several centuries and their discoveries towards plant respiration consults the following.To begin with, plants have to start with a process labeled Photosynthesis before actually enrolling in Cellular Respiration. Photosynthesis begins with the conversion of carbon dioxide (which is consumed from the leaves of a plant), water (which is absorbed by the…show more content…
Sometimes the Cellular Respiration routine can have some changes and it all depends on the presence of oxygen. Organisms that go to the Respiration process in the presence of oxygen are to be called Aerobics while other respiring organisms that live with the absence of oxygen are named Anaerobes.Concluding that if oxygen is not available the anaerobes respiration will be distinct in the way that instead of transferring from Glycolysis to the Krebs Cycle, we will move to fermentation. Fermentation the process in which cells release energy without the presence of oxygen (Reece, (2014). p.162-181). Knowing how important respiration is for life allowed us tconducted and experience the procedure of respiration. In this lab procedure 12.3, we had to record and compare a Crayfish and Elodea production of Carbon Dioxide during Aerobic Respiration. We depended in our background knowledge about the topic and simply hypothesized ,that the Crayfish was going to produce the most carbon dioxide because generally a plant exhales oxygen and inhales carbon dioxide so it wasn’t going to produce more Carbon Dioxide than the Crayfish, who is the one who exhales carbon dioxide. Materials and Methods: We began with the experimental setup on procedure 12.3, which initiated by obtaining 225 mL of culture solution that was provided by the instructor. According to this procedure
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