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Shvoong Home>Books>Reference>Photosynthesis Review

Photosynthesis

Article Review   by:Andita_lanz    
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This abstract was translated from "Fotosintesis Apaan sih? " tanya seorang Anak
 
The starting point in the manufacture of natural food substances is the process known as photosynthesis.Green pigment chlorophyll, which belongs to the plant, it is very important for this process, as well as sunlight or light wave length similar to that.The raw materials required are water and carbon dioxide gas.
Water is sucked from the soil by plant roots.Carbon dioxide derived from the atmosphere.The gas enters plants through pores, called stomata, in the foliage.
With the presence of chlorophyll and sunlight, water and carbon dioxide react chemically to form oxygen and sugar known as glucose-food element of the group carbohydrate.Some of the oxygen remains in the plant.The rest of the leaf through the stomata into the air out. Light is just as important as the chlorophyll in the process of photosynthesis. Proved that photosynthesis in Greek means "to arrange with light".Through photosynthesis, which is performed in the presence of chlorophyll, plants capture sunlight energy and store it for future needs. Bacteria, molds, and fungi have no chlorophyll and can not make food from decaying plant and animal life.As stated, photosynthesis is the starting point in the food manufacturing plants.Some of glucose generated in the process that is used directly by plants. Some are used to create other types of food, and some useful in the synthesis, or formation of new protoplasm and chemical compounds that are important for growth.In order to survive, plants must have food, breathe, and perform various activities.Most animals can move from one place to another in search of food. Most plants could not apply because they are so ingrained and rooted in the soil.Generally, plants get the food to make your own from natural raw materials.Food made by plants used in the process of respiration/breath, because the plants breathe in a way as did the animals.
Process occurs in the cell.It involves a series of chemical reactions that cause oxygen enter into chemical combination with sugar and other foods; gases, carbon dioxide is formed; and energy is released.Respiration is a form of combustion.This can be compared with burning coal, which releases the energy stored in the fuel.
Published: January 06, 2012   
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