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Week 10 Discussion Board Compare and contrast the processes of cell respiration and photosynthesis. Meaning, how are they similar and how are they different. Think both on a large scale (overall process) and on a small scale (individual reactions). Here is a great video to help the discussion: Cell respiration and photosynthesis are two major processes that produce energy in cells. In a sense, they are opposite processes to each other. Cell respiration breaks down sugar to make ATP or energy in animal cells whereas photosynthesis uses sunlight to eventually make sugar, energy for plant cells. Photosynthesis also makes ATP, but it is not the end product and it is used for further reactions to make sugar. The byproducts of these processes differ. Cell respiration gives off carbon dioxide as a byproduct. Whereas photosynthesis uses carbon dioxide in its various reactions and gives off oxygen as a byproduct. On close examination it is seen that the reactants of photosynthesis are the products of cell respiration and vice versa.
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