Cellular RespirationCellular respiration is the process by which cells breakdown sugar and release the energy it contains.
Cellular Respiration Breathing
Like photosynthesis, cellular respiration takes place in two stages:In the cytoplasm:Glucose (sugar) is broken down into smaller molecules, releasing a small amount of energy.In the mitochondria:The smaller glucose molecules combine with oxygen.Carbon dioxide and water are produced.This releases a large amount of energy.
Cellular Respiration EquationThe process of cellular respiration is represented by the following equation:
C6H12O6 + 6O2 6CO2 + 6H2O + Energy
sugar oxygencarbon waterdioxide
Photosynthesis and cellular respiration can be thought of as opposite processes:
Multicellular Organization Multi-celled organisms have cells that are specialized to perform specific tasks
organization is as follows:Cells Tissues Organs Organ systems Organisms