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16 terms

biology ch. 7

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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