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  1. Explain why plants have lower respiratory rates compared to animals.
  2. State two situations in plants when the rate of respiration rises more than normal.

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  1. Plants are less active than animals, hence require lower amount of energy than animals.
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    • During germination (to generate energy required for the process.
    • During rapid growth/cell division (at the tips of roots/shoots).
    • During active uptake/transport of substances (through the roots).
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