BIO 240 Week 1 Photosynthesis and Respiration Paper

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Photosynthesis and Respiration Paper BIO 240 General Biology Tomas Oberding Alisha Frank January 12, 2016
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Photosynthesis Photosynthesis refers to the process by which organisms like green plants, algae, and others make food through sunlight. In this process, the resulting final product is when light energy is converted into chemical energy. Organisms such as plants undergo a photosynthesis process to manufacture their own foods and are referred as the photoautotroph. The process makes use of raw materials like water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2) producing oxygen which is the byproduct. Below are the explanations about the two reactions that occur during the process of photosynthesis: 1.) Light Dependent Reaction This reaction occurs in daytime. The chlorophyll which is found in the plants’ chloroplasts takes light energy from the sunlight. Hence, this reaction only happens during daytime for there is sunlight. When we talk about bacteria, in the plasma membrane, the proteins are implanted. In removing the electrons from the water, the light energy taken from the sunlight is utilized. Some of the light is being stored taking the form of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP).
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