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What is photosynthesis?

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Question asked by: bioques

Asked on: 02 Sep 2009

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants produce their energy.

Essentially they use sunlight to help give the energy for chemical reactions that allow them to derive the chemicals that they need to stay alive and grow, and in the process something very useful happens - oxygen is produced as a byproduct of the sugars they create.

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The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source. Most forms of photosynthesis release oxygen as a byproduct.
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Date of comment: Wed, Sep 2nd 2009

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