MadSci Network: Botany

Subject: Why do plants transport carbohydrates as sucrose?

Date: Sat May 29 13:11:57 1999
Posted by Andrew Hagan
Grade level: 10-12 School: Royds High School
City: Leeds State/Province: West Yorkshire Country: England
Area of science: Botany
ID: 928001517.Bt

Why do plants transport sugars as sucrose, which is glucose-
fructose.  Since the respiratory substrate is glucose, would it 
not be easier for them to transport it as maltose, which is 
glucose-glucose?  Thanks

Re: Why do plants transport carbohydrates as sucrose?

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