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EQUATION
Carbon dioxide + water glucose and oxygen
Light energy is also needed…read more

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During photosynthesis...
Light energy is absorbed by chlorophyll
This energy is used to convert carbon dioxide
and water into glucose
Oxygen is released as a by-product…read more

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Limiting factors
Light
Temperature
Carbon dioxide
Enhancing these factors in greenhouses will
produce better yields…read more

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Using the glucose
Glucose produced in photosynthesis may be converted
into insoluble starch for storage or growth
Plant cells use some of the glucose straight away for
processes such as respiration
It can also be used to produce
· Fat or oil for storage
· Cellulose
· Proteins ( nitrate ions are also used to produce these)…read more

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