Photosynthesis is necessary because it forms the basis of the food chain. Photosynthesis, which occurs in green plants and algae, is the process by which sunlight combines with carbon dioxide, water and a chemical called... More »

Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants manufacture their own food. The process takes place in small structures within the plant’s cells called chloroplasts. Photosynthesis evolved about 3 billion years ago, ... More »

Plants require carbon dioxide, light energy and water to complete photosynthesis. Photosynthesis results in the production of oxygen, water and glucose. Plants use glucose to store energy. More »

Photosynthesis is the ultimate source of the energy for all the food that humans require, as well as the source of the energy used to build the biological materials that humans use, such as wood, cotton and wool. It is a... More »

Photosynthesis is the process that plants use to convert the energy in sunlight into food that they use for energy. In order to carry out photosynthesis, plants need not only sunlight but also water and carbon dioxide. T... More »

Photosynthesis and chemosynthesis are similar in that they both provide for the process by which plants produce food and fuel for growth. However, they differ in terms of how they provide for this process. Photosynthesis... More »

Photosynthesis, which is the process through which some living organisms, including most plants and some fungi, make their own food, produces oxygen as a waste product. The process of photosynthesis in plants is the reve... More »