Without this carbon balance, there would be steady climate change affecting the environment (the greenhouse effect).
Through Photosynthesis, plants emit oxygen into the environment which is needed by all living things.
There would be no plant or animal life without Photosynthesis, so life on Earth would dwindle.
How do current human endeavors threaten the balance between Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration?
Photosynthesis is a process in which plants take in carbon dioxide from the environment.
Blood vessels deliver nutrients
and oxygen to the cells Glucose diffuses into the cell through an open protein doorway (Does this process use energy?) Oxygen diffuses into the cell
through the phospholipid bilayer
(does this process use energy?) Glucose Pyruvate 2 ATP made 10 Enzymes
used Anaerobic Respiration
(does NOT use Oxygen
to make ATP) Pyruvate goes to
the mitochondria for
Aerobic Respiration Aerobic Respiration
(DOES use oxygen to make ATP) Cellular Respiration Making ATP (energy) 2 Types (Does NOT
use oxygen to
make ATP) Anaerobic Aerobic (DOES
use oxygen to
make ATP) Oxygen can either be released or used in CELLULAR RESPIRATION Do plants (or any organisms that use photosynthesis) need animals/humans to live?
A comparison between Photosynthesis and Respiration:
This breaks the balance of cycle between Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration and leads to problems such as global warming.
Carbon Dioxide emissions- humans rely heavily on vehicles which give off carbon dioxide.