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Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis

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Firas Corri 
Photosynthesis
 
Methods of feeding in living organisms :
1.
Autotrophs
: can make their food from simple materials ( i.e : plants )2.
Heterotrophs
: can`t make their own food ( i.e : animals ).
Photosynthesis
The process of using sun light to build up complex substances from simpler ones.( making food by using light ).
Photosynthesis need an external source of energy?
Because its an endergonic reaction.
Equation of photosynthesis
:
Carbon dioxide + Water 
S
ugar + Oxygen6CO
2
+ 12H
2
O
C
6
H
12
O
6
+ 6O
2
+ 6H
2
O
Photosynthesis needs
:1. water 2. carbon dioxide3. sunlight 4. chlorophyll.
Photosynthesis produces
:
1. sugars 2. oxygen.
Photosynthesis : an overview
 
T
he site of photosynthesis
-The main site of photosynthesis is the leaf.-Any green part of the plant can carry photosynthesis, because they contain chloroplast.Structure of the chloroplast :
Chloroplast envelope
:
permeable to glucose, O
2
, CO
2
and some ions
Granum
:A stack of thylakoid membranes
S
troma
:Matrix of chloroplast( site of the light-dep.Rxns )
Thylakoid membranes
: site of light-dep. Rxns.
RibosomesLipid droplets
Store energy
S
tarch grains
insolube storagecarbohydrate
Thylakoid space
: the space insideThe thylakoid membrane.Inner membrane Outer membrane

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