Discussion #3: interdependence of life
In this discussion, you will justify the dependence of life on the sun and the interdependence of living things and their chemistry. People who do not understand the relationships between biological processes on the planet may roll their eyes at the statement, “Life on this planet is a delicate balance.” What evidence have you found in this course so far to support this statement? Consider:
- The relationship between the sun, autotrophs, and heterotrophs. Give examples of how the relationship between each group.
- The relationship between photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Explain the chemical reactants and products of one to the other.
- The relationship between oxidation and reduction reactions. Define and provide an example of each.
- The production and consumption of ATP during photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Be detailed in where ATP is made, and where it may be used both in photosynthesis and cellular respiration.