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In some plants, the glucose molecules are joined to one another to  form starch molecules.  Potato plants, for example, store starch in tubers (underground  stems).  In some plants, glucose converts to fructose (fruit sugar), and the  energy is stored in this form.  In still other plants, fructose combines with glucose to form sucrose,  commonly known as table sugar.  The energy is stored in carbohydrates in this form.
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Unformatted text preview: Plant cells obtain energy for their activities from these molecules. Animals use the same forms of glucose by consuming plants and delivering the molecules to their cells. All living things on earth depend in some way on photosynthesis. It is the main mechanism for bringing the energy of sunlight into living systems and making that energy available for the chemical reactions taking place in cells....
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