Do plant cells need ATP?

Cellular respiration takes place in the mitochondria. Following this logic: if plant cells use ATP, and ATP is made in the mitochondria, then plant cells must have mitochondria. Plants need to do something with all that glucose they make! Plants are not the only organisms whose cells have a wall.
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How do plants get their ATP?

Most eukaryotic cells, including plant cells, get their ATP from the process of cellular respiration. Cellular respiration takes place in the mitochondria. Following this logic: if plant cells use ATP, and ATP is made in the mitochondria, then plant cells must have mitochondria.
  • What is ATP in plants?

    ATP. Adenosine 5'-triphosphate, or ATP, is the principal molecule for storing and transferring energy in cells. Likewise, plants capture and store the energy they derive from light during photosynthesis in ATP molecules.
  • What is ATP and what does it do?

    Energy is usually liberated from the ATP molecule to do work in the cell by a reaction that removes one of the phosphate-oxygen groups, leaving adenosine diphosphate (ADP). When the ATP converts to ADP, the ATP is said to be spent.
  • How is the sun involved in photosynthesis?

    Plants use a process called photosynthesis to make food. During photosynthesis, plants trap light energy with their leaves. Plants use the energy of the sun to change water and carbon dioxide into a sugar called glucose.

Updated: 21st November 2019

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