ENGL106-1102B-17 IA 2

ENGL106-1102B-17 IA - Biology Individual Project 2 We Need the Sun Maurice A Tillman American Intercontinental University Biology Individual

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Biology Individual Project 2 Photosynthesis and aerobic respiration are opposites yet we cannot live without either. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants use chlorophyll to absorb energy from the sun and convert it into glucose. Cellular respiration is the process animals and plants use to break down sugars into usable forms of energy, which is exactly why we need the rain forests. They provide a hugh percentage global oxygen and directly contribute to our survival. The process of photosynthesis, or light - synthesis takes place in the plants, where the chlorophyll absorbs solar radiation and converts it to glucose. This also creates oxygen as a byproduct of the process. Next, chlorophyll is a pigment in plants that absorbs mostly red and blue light and is found in the chloroplast membranes. It is comprised of fused carbon and nitrogen rings around a central magnesium ion.
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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2011 for the course ENG 106 taught by Professor Izzo during the Spring '11 term at Trident Technical College.

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ENGL106-1102B-17 IA - Biology Individual Project 2 We Need the Sun Maurice A Tillman American Intercontinental University Biology Individual

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