Cellular Respiration Cellular respiration is the process by which cells breakdown sugar and release the energy it contains. Cellular Respiration ≠ Breathing.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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