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Detailed description of what happens during:Photosynthesis (light dependent and light independent reactions)Photosynthesis converts solar energy to stored chemical energy. Photosynthesis only happens in plants,algae and in some bacteria. Light-independent Reactions can also be called the Calvin cycle. This cycle ofreactions uses six molecules. (Chlorophyll absorbs solar energy and transfers it to high-energy electronsthat are carried through a series of proteins called the electron transport chain).Transitioning between photosynthesis and respirationAddition to the energy conversions, these two processes also help cycle important molecules in ouratmosphere. Photosynthesis removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and releases oxygen gas.Cellular respiration uses oxygen gas and releases carbon dioxide.Cellular respiration or fermentationCellular respiration converts that stored chemical energy to ATP, an energy molecule used directly by thecell. Cellular respiration occurs in all organisms.

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