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it says in my cgp book

glucose is used to make biological molecules. these biological molecules become the plants biomass.

does this mean basically glucose powers metabolism so eg amino acids can be made into protein and the protein has a mass?? im so confused

it also says biomass is transfered through a food chain.

does this mean lets say i eat a chicken and i eat its protein(which i think is part of biomass) i have the chickens protein??
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it says in my cgp book

glucose is used to make biological molecules. these biological molecules become the plants biomass.

does this mean basically glucose powers metabolism so eg amino acids can be made into protein and the protein has a mass?? im so confused

it also says biomass is transfered through a food chain.

does this mean lets say i eat a chicken and i eat its protein(which i think is part of biomass) i have the chickens protein??
Yes, in a roundabout way :laugh: everything actually has mass, but glucose does power metabolism, providing the energy through respiration to produce proteins (which are a component of biomass).

When you eat chicken, you do eat its protein! The protein will get broken down into amino acids by proteases, which your body can then use to produce new (human) proteins
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