How do plants and animals help each other in exchange of gases in the atmosphere?

Animals and plants use oxygen from the air during respiration and release carbon dioxide gas into the air. But green plants also release oxygen gas by using carbon dioxide during photosynthesis. Thus, we can say that animals and plants help each other in the exchange of gases.

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All living things (except anaerobic organisms) need oxygen to survive. Oxygen helps organisms grow, reproduce, and turn food into energy. Humans and animals get the oxygen they need by breathing through their nose and mouth into their lungs. Oxygen is essential for respiration as the body uses it to "burn" food molecules. Plants also require oxygen for respiration.

Respiration is the process of releasing energy from food.  The living cells of an organism produce energy (in the form of ATP) by taking in oxygen and liberating carbon dioxide from the oxidation of complex organic substances. Respiration is the process by which living organisms convert oxygen and glucose into carbon dioxide and water producing a high amount of energy. It takes place in the mitochondria of cells. It takes place in both plants and animals.]


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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