As of June 2014, it is unknown which particular species of tree produces the most oxygen. A variety of factors contribute to the amount of oxygen a tree can produce, such as the age, health and surrounding area of a tree.
It is known that mature, leafy trees, such as redwoods, aspens and oaks, are the best producers of oxygen. Additionally, it is known that a tree produces higher volumes when growing than when mature, because converting air and soil into wood causes the tree to produce more oxygen. A single, mature tree produces more than 6,000 pounds of oxygen per year.Learn More
During cytokinesis, animal cells form a structure between the two daughter cells called a cleavage furrow. A cleavage furrow forms when the cytoskeleton pulls the plasma membrane inward. Plant cells form a cell plate between the two daughter cells by fusing together vesicles.Full Answer >
Starch provides long-term energy storage for plants. The energy for plants lies in the sugar molecule glucose. Glucose that is not used immediately can be stored in the roots and seeds as a branching-coiled molecule called starch.Full Answer >
The few plants that grow in a tundra biome have adapted by remaining dormant in the long, extremely cold winter season and taking advantage of the short summer months to grow and propagate. The plants have shallow roots, are able to perform photosynthesis even in cold temperatures and have small leaf structures.Full Answer >
Photosynthesis is a chemical reaction that converts solar energy to chemical energy and has the chemical equation of 6H2O + 6CO2 --> C6H12O6 + 6O2. The overall reaction of photosynthesis is catalyzed by solar energy and produces glucose for plants and oxygen for the atmosphere.Full Answer >