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autotroph

self feeder

photosynthesis

process in which plants use the sun´s energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into glucose

producers

produce the organic molecules that serve as food for the organisms in their ecosystem

heterotroph

gets food from other organisms

cellular respiration

chemical process that uses oxygen to convert the chemical energy stored in organic molecules into another form of chemical energy-ATP

kinetic energy

energy of motion

potential energy

energy stored due to an object's position

thermal energy

random molecular movement, heat

chemical energy

energy according to the arrangement of the atoms within the molecules

adenosine triphosphate

ATP

aerobic

requires oxygen

electron transport chain

process where electron carriers pass the electrons on to another carriers in a series of transfers

metabolism

all of a cell's chemical processes

ATP synthases

protein structure that act like miniature turbines

fermentation

creation of atp without oxygen

anaerobic

without oxygen

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