Problem: Even though plants carry on photosynthesis, plant cells still use their mitochondria for oxidation of pyruvate. When and where will this occur?A. in photosynthetic cells in the light, while photosynthesis occurs concurrentlyB. in nonphotosynthesizing cells onlyC. in cells that are storing glucose onlyD. in all cells all the timeE. in photosynthesizing cells in the light and in other tissues in the dark

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Photosynthesis is the process generally known for its production of food molecules (i.e .glucose) from carbon dioxide and water assisted with the energy from sunlight. This energy is made usable through the ATP production in the chloroplasts. 

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Even though plants carry on photosynthesis, plant cells still use their mitochondria for oxidation of pyruvate. When and where will this occur?

A. in photosynthetic cells in the light, while photosynthesis occurs concurrently

B. in nonphotosynthesizing cells only

C. in cells that are storing glucose only

D. in all cells all the time

E. in photosynthesizing cells in the light and in other tissues in the dark

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