Photosynthesis and plant nutrition

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Photosynthesis and plant nutrition

Photosynthesis is the basic process by which plants manufacture carbohydrates from raw materials using energy from light

Carbon dioxide + water =(light & chlorophyll)= glucose + oxygen

6CO2 + 6H2O =(light & chlorophyll)= C6H12O6 + 6O2

The organelle required to perform photosynthesis is the chloroplast, which contains chlorophyll (green pigment)

Chlorophyll transfers light energy into chemical energy in molecules, for the synthesis (the production) of carbohydrates

The glucose produced in photosynthesis may be used in various ways by plants. It can either be stored in the plant cells as starch or be


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