Introduction to photosynthesis and respiration

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Life depends on the continuous transfer of energy. Plants absorb light energy during photosynthesis. Glucose can be respired to produce ATP. Non photosynthetic organisms feed on plants and use them to make ATP during respiration (which occurs in the MITOCHONDRIA).

  • During photosynthesis, light energy is absorbed by chlorophyll and used to convert Carbon Dixode and Water to Glucose and Oxygen. 
  • The rate of photosynthesis may be limited by the shortage of light, the shortage of carbon dioxide or low/high temperature. 
  • There are benefits to artificially

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