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PhotosynthesisNotes - Photosynthesis All cells need energy...

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Photosynthesis All cells need energy to carry out their functions, such as making proteins and transporting substances into and out of the cell Plants and other organisms such as algae and some bacteria, use energy in sunlight to make their own food Photosynthesis – the process by which a cell captures energy in sunlight and uses it to make food Nearly all living things obtain energy either directly or indirectly from the energy of sunlight captured during photosynthesis Grass obtains energy directly from the sunlight because it makes its own food through photosynthesis. Then the zebra eats the grass; it gets energy that has been stored in the grass. Lastly, the lion gets energy that has been stored in the zebra – the zebra and lion obtain the sun’s energy indirectly An organism that can make its own food is called an autotroph and an organism that cannot manufacture its own food is called a heterotroph The Two Stages of Photosynthesis! During photosynthesis, plants and some other organisms use energy from
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