Photosynthesis is the process plants go through to convert water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight into food and oxygen. Let me show you.
The equation for photosynthesis is 6CO2 + 6H2O + light energy = C6H12O6 + 6O2. Plants absorb light energy through a plastid called chloroplasts in their cells, photosynthesis occurs in the chloroplast.
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See these flowers and the grass and trees? They're going through photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is affected by light intensity, carbon dioxide concentration and temperature.
Plants have tiny openings called stomata. These openings allow plants to exchange gases necessary for photosynthesis. In the chloroplast, there is a colorless fluid called stroma that surrounds the grana.
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Within the chloroplast there is chlorophyll, a green pigment which makes plants green and converts sunlight into energy via photosynthesis
Also in the chloroplast, there are a bunch of tiny sac-like membranes called thylakoids that is the site for light reactions of photosynthesis. Stacks of them are referred to as granum.
Within the chloroplast there is chlorophyll, a green pigment which makes plants green and converts sunlight into energy via photosynthesis.
ATP is a high-energy molecule found in every cell, it stores and supplies the cell with needed energy. NADH transports electrons to the mitochondria. NADP+ is the electron acceptor of the light reactions. ADP+ is converted to ATP for the storage of energy during cell metabolism.
The light-dependent reaction takes place on the thylakoid membranes of the chloroplast and converts sunlight into chemical energy. Light-independent reactions occur in the stroma and convert carbon dioxide and other compounds into glucose.