Most Important Process in the World

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Most Important Process in the World Photosynthesis is the process by which organisms convert light energy into chemical energy. The  most common and critical type of photosynthesis takes place in chlorophyll-containing  plants, algae and  cyanobacteria . These organisms capture radiant energy of the sun and, by utilizing carbon  dioxide and water, convert it to chemical energy stored in molecules of carbohydrates. Oxygen and  water are released as by-products. The generalized equation is:  The other photosynthesizers are  green  and  purple bacteria , which convert light energy to chemical  energy, but use other raw materials and pigments in an oxygen-free ( 
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Unformatted text preview: anaerobic ) environment to make carbohydrates. Different by-products result. A generalized equation for all kinds of photosynthesis therefore is: Photosynthesis is the single most important process on earth, for without it neither plants nor animals (including humans) could survive. The energy stored in organic molecules by photosynthesizers is the fuel of life for most living things and the oxygen released during photosynthesis makes cellular respirationand therefore lifepossible on earth....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course BIO 1421 taught by Professor Farr during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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