photosynthesis

photosynthesis

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Photosynthesis The process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water.
Cellular Respiration Cellular respiration is a set of metabolic reactions and processes that take place in the cells of organisms to convert biochemical energy from nutrients
Chloroplast Cellular respiration is a set of metabolic reactions and processes that take place in the cells of organisms to convert biochemical energy from nutrients
Chlorophyll Chlorophyll is vital for photosynthesis, which allows plants to absorb energy from light.
Glucose Glucose is stored in the body as glycogen. The liver is an important storage site for glycogen.
Mitochondria the most prominent roles of mitochondria are to produce the energy currency of the cell, ATP (i.e., phosphorylation of ADP), through respiration, and to regulate cellular metabolism.
Photosynthesis Equation A simple word equation that can be used to describe the process of photosynthesis is carbon dioxide + water —> glucose + oxygen + water.
Respiration Equation When we examine the equation for cellular respiration, we see that the reactants are glucose and oxygen (for aerobic respiration), and the products are carbon dioxide, water, and ATP.
Carbon Dioxide Carbon dioxide is the waste product of the respiritory system, and of several other chemical reactions in the body, such as the creation of ATP.
Diffusion diffusion occurs when small molecules pass through the lipid bilayer of a cell membrane.
Osmosis diffusion of water through a selectively permeable membrane.
Active transport Active transport is usually associated with accumulating high concentrations of molecules that the cell needs, such as ions, glucose and amino acids.

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