Life Process: Respiration

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Respiration

It is a process in living organisms involving the production of energy, typically with the intake of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide from the oxidation of complex organic substances.

  • Gaseous exchange: Intake of oxygen from the atmosphere and release of carbon dioxide.
  • Breakdown of simple food in order to release energy inside the Cellular Respiration

Breakdown of Glucose by various pathways

Breakdown of Glucose by various pathways in Respiration

Respiration

Tyoes of Respiration

Respiration in Human

Mechanism of Breathing

Mechanism of Breathing

Mechanism of Breathing

Exchange of Gases between alveolus blood and tissues

Exchange of Gases between alveolus blood and tissues

Terrestrial Organism: use atmospheric oxygen for respiration

Aquatic Organisms: use oxygen dissolved in water.

Respiration in Plants:

Respiration in plants is simpler than the respiration in animals. Gaseous exchange occure through

  • Stomata in leaves
  • Lenticels in stems
  • The general surface of the roots.

 

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