Chapter 10 - Chapter10 Photosynthesis

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Chapter 10 Photosynthesis Overview: The Process That Feeds the Biosphere Life on Earth is solar powered. The chloroplasts of plants use a process called  photosynthesis  to capture light energy from the  sun and convert it to chemical energy stored in sugars and other organic molecules. Photosynthesis nourishes almost all the living world directly or indirectly. All organisms use organic compounds for energy and for carbon skeletons. Organisms obtain organic compounds by one of two major modes: autotrophic nutrition or  heterotrophic nutrition. Autotrophs  produce organic molecules from CO and other inorganic raw materials obtained  from the environment. Autotrophs are the ultimate sources of organic compounds for all heterotrophic organisms. Autotrophs are the  producers  of the biosphere. Almost all plants are autotrophs; the only nutrients they require are water and minerals from 
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Chapter 10 - Chapter10 Photosynthesis

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