How do plants' respire explain Class 7?

How do plants' respire explain Class 7?

Plants breathe through apertures or small pores on the underside of their leaves known as stomata. Stomata may trap oxygen and carbon dioxide-containing air, and an exchange of gases happens within plant cells. This is called transpiration. Leaves also release water vapor into the atmosphere during transpiration process. Plants need to lose water in order to preserve their internal water balance and prevent damage to their cells.

Every plant has its own rate of respiration- the general term for the process by which organisms use up their stored energy sources such as carbohydrates or fats. The three main types of respiration are aerobic, anaerobic, and photosynthetic. Aerobic respiration requires oxygen; anaerobic respiration does not require oxygen but can still be affected by other factors including temperature and pH. Photosynthetic respiration is used by plants when they make sugar using the light energy from the sun. Sugar feeds most plants directly or through plants' seedlings and roots. A plant's overall respiratory rate is called its gross rate of respiration. This number gives some idea how much energy is being spent by the plant annually but it cannot tell us what parts of the plant are using this energy supply.

Gross rates of respiration are usually measured by placing the plant inside a closed vessel and measuring the amount of oxygen consumed over time.

How do plants respire in the absence of oxygen?

Leaves' Respiration Stomata, or microscopic pores, are found in leaves. Gas exchange happens by diffusion through stomata. Each stomata is regulated by guard cells. When water is available, the pressure within the cell causes the cells to expand and open the stoma. As carbon dioxide enters the cell, water vapor leaves it. The change in water vapor pressure triggers the closure of the stoma. Plants can close their stomas to protect themselves from excessive drying out or flooding.

Plants also use a process called "cycling" to get rid of excess gases. This is done with the help of special enzymes inside cells. With cycling, even strong-smelling plants such as skunk cabbage or wormwood can produce new leaves and grow back after damage.

However, plants cannot cycle if they are dead. So when there's no life remaining in them, they just release all their trapped gases. This is why dead plants decompose quickly; their nutrients are released into the soil for other plants to use.

The only animals that can breathe oxygen are vertebrates while others use anaerobic (without oxygen) methods such as worms, insects, and bacteria. Even though plants cannot breathe oxygen, they still need oxygen to function properly. Oxygen is needed for photosynthesis, which is how plants make food.

Do plants respire aerobically?

Plants, like photosynthesis, get oxygen from the atmosphere via their stomata. In the presence of oxygen, respiration occurs in the mitochondria of the cell, which is referred to as "aerobic respiration." There are two forms of respiration in plants: dark respiration and photo respiration. Dark respiration is the loss of energy by organisms that are not exposed to light. Plants experience dark respiration because they need energy to function even when no light conditions exist. Photo respiration is the loss of energy by organisms that are exposed to light. When plants use the energy from sunlight to make carbohydrates, some electrons from these molecules are lost as heat rather than used by other cells for its own metabolism. These lost electrons cause oxygen to be reduced and carbon dioxide to be released into the environment.

Plants also lose water through their leaves as vapor with each cycle of photosynthesis. The amount of water lost this way depends on the rate of photosynthesis and the temperature of the plant. At high temperatures, more water is lost as vapor than can be replaced by precipitation or irrigation.

Finally, plants decay due to decomposition. Decomposition uses enzymes and bacteria that are present in all living things to break down organic matter such as trees, flowers, and vegetables. This process releases energy that can then be used by other organisms.

How do flowers respire?

During this process, energy molecules called ATP are produced. Energy is needed for most cellular activities, so cells can use ATP to power these processes.

Flowers usually open during the day when sunlight reaches the plant. This allows them to take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the air. Carbon dioxide enters the flower through small pores on the outside of its petals or leaves, and oxygen is released through other pores. The carbon dioxide then gets used up by enzymes inside the cell to make sugar and other chemicals that help the plant grow and reproduce.

Some flowers such as violets close at night when there's no light. They do this to protect themselves from being eaten by animals such as insects who would otherwise eat them alive. Animals don't need oxygen at night, so they won't open their flowers at this time. Instead, they rely on smell alone to find their way around during the dark hours.

The next time you're out in your garden and see flowers opening up, feel free to step closer and enjoy their beauty! Flowers breathe oxygen into our world so we can enjoy their colors and smells even after they've finished their mission as reproductive plants.

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