Notes 21 Jan 2011

Notes 21 Jan 2011 - D. Respiration a. The process by which...

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21 Jan. 2011 A. Organic molecules a. Large and complex b. High energy c. Examples are glucose, myristic acid, pentapeptide, and DNA. d. (they all contain carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen.) B. Inorganic compounds a. Small and simple b. Low energy. c. Examples are water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrate, phosphate, and sodium chloride. d. They occur naturally in the environment C. Photosynthesis a. The process by which light energy from the sun is captured and used to make energy- rich organic matter (glucose).
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Unformatted text preview: D. Respiration a. The process by which organic matter (glucose) is broken down to release chemical energy. E. Autotroph (Primary Producer) a. Feeds themselves. b. Photosynthesis c. Energy source = light d. Carbon source = CO2 (inorganic) e. Other inorganic molecules are required as well. F. Heterotrophs (Consumer) a. Respiration only. b. Energy source = organic C c. Carbon source = organic C d. Source of N, P = organic (typically)...
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