Chapter 10 photosynthesis

Chapter 10 photosynthesis - Photosynthesis(Chapter 10 I...

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Photosynthesis (Chapter 10) I. Introduction A. What is photosynthesis? B. What organisms photosynthesize? II. History: How did scientists come to understand photosynthesis (read on your own: pp.183- 184) A. Aristotle and Greek philosophers believed that plants obtain energy from soil. B. Jan Baptista van Helmont (Belgium, 1577-1644) tested hypothesis that plants obtain energy from soil. He found no merit in this hypothesis. C. Joseph Priestly (England, 1733-1804) discovered that vegetation “restores air.” A candle confined to a small space burns out quickly. However, when a twig of living Vegetation is briefly placed in that confined space, another candle can be lit and burn (for a short time) in that space. D. Jan Ingenhouse (Netherlands, 1730-1799) hypothesized about the chemical nature of photosynthesis (came up with the summary equation for photosynthesis). E. C.B. van Niel (U.S.A., 1930s) studied photosynthesis in purple sulfur bacteria and generalized about the process of photosynthesis in all organisms (i.e., in
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course BIO 120 taught by Professor Throgerson during the Winter '08 term at Grand Valley State.

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