Plants get energy from the sun and use carbon dioxide and water in the process called photosynthesis to produce energy in the form of sugars. Animals use sugars provided by plants and other organisms to produce energy in... More » Science Biology

Bacteria obtain energy by breaking down complex organic and inorganic compounds or by fixing carbon dioxide using the energy from the sun. Bacteria are categorized into phototrophs, lithotrophs or organotrophs depending ... More » Science Biology

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