Glucose is a simple sugar, or monosaccharide, formula C6H12O6. This six-carbon carbohydrate is the main source of energy for animals and plants. A six-carbon carbohydrate is an hexose or monosaccharide with six carbon, more precisely an aldohexose. In the group of aldohexose is Glucose among other related Allhose, Althouse, Gulose, Galactose, Idose, Mannose and Talose. In nature, Glucose is the energy output of a process called Photosynthesis used to produce plant cells. Glucose can be converted into Starch and visa verso. These chemicals can move in and out of cells in diffusion or process to provide a plant’s different functions.
Photosynthesis and Glucose
The Photosynthesis is the most important process (of life) in nature the building materials (or more specifically converts light from the Sun into energy by converting Carbon Dioxide and Water into molecules for growth. The waste from this process is Oxygen. For example, 20% of the air we breathe is a product of the photosynthesis in Amazon Rainforest. So without the trees in the rainforest, fewer Oxygen results in warmer and more humidity close to earth surface (evaporation of water increase) and thinner air makes more sunlight reach the surface of Earth. The scientist has previously not accounted Oxygen in their climate model since focusing on the relationship Carbon dioxide release have on climate change has been the issue. This is just proved in our way of thinking, the environment is a very complex system of systems that are all interrelated and cannot stand alone without making an impact in positive, negative or either direction. Buddha Said 2500 years ago the same about the connected and complexity of nature in his view on Karma or Karmic fruits have on future Events on a personal and connected level. See also Photosynthesis.
The Chemical quotation of Glucose and photosynthesis
- Glucose is produced by the following in word quotation: Carbon Dioxide + Water/light energy = Glucose + Oxygen (waste)
- Photosynthesis following in word quotation: 6CO2 + 6H2O/light energy = C6H12O6 + 6O2
Glucose can be processed or converted in cells in three different ways:
- Making materials: Converted into chemical by light into plant cellulose (in which all natural made fibres are made).
- Storage: Can be converted into Starch for storage (molecule) and then back into Glucose when plants need it (learn from nature; batteries store electricity)
- Energy: Broken into molecules through respiration and the energy released stored in Glucose molecules.