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• About 50% of the organic material made by photosynthesis
is consumed as fuel for cellular respiration in the
mitochondria of plant cells. • Carbohydrates*are*exported*out*of*the*leaves*
• *** ingredient of cell wall
Most abundant organic molecule on the
surface of the planet! h>p://nutri4on.jbpub.com/resources/images/images/ﬁber.gif* Plants*make*more*organic*molecules*than*they*
** Plants stockpile extra sugar as starch in cells of roots, tubers,
seeds, and fruit Importance(of(Photosynthesis:((Big(Picture((
*** Responsible for presence of oxygen in the atmosphere Makes*~160*billion*metric*tons*of*carbohydrates*per*year*
** No other process ON EARTH that is more important than photosynthesis - without it, life would cease to exist h>p://www.gli>ermachine.com/wpZcontent/uploads/2011/04/rainbow.jpg*...
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- Spring '14