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Photosynthesis-conversion of light energy into organic molecules; redox process, water oxidized and carbon dioxide reduced to sugarAutotrophs-can make own foodHeterotrophs-cannot make own foodChlorophyll-green pigment located in chloroplasts; absorbs light energy for photosynthesisMesophyll-tissue of leaf interiorStomata-pores in which carbon dioxide entersStroma-fluid in chloroplastThylakoids-interconnected membrane sacs of chloroplastLight Reactions-processes in which light energy converted into chemical energy; water issplit and oxygen is given off as a byproductCalvin Cycle-carbon from carbon dioxide fixed into glucoseNicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Phosphate (NADP+)-electron carrierPhosphorylation-phosphate group added to ADP to convert it into ATPCarbon Fixation-incorporate carbon into organic compoundsWavelength-distance between crests of electromagnetic wavesElectromagnetic Spectrum-range of radiation

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