Photosynthesis begins when a plant's chlorophyll in the chloroplasts capture energy from the sun. Water is taken up from the soil, and carbon dioxide enters the leaves through the stomates. The light energy is used to co... More »

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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 »

The Calvin cycle is comprised of three steps: carbon fixation, reduction and regeneration. The Calvin cycle is the light-independent reaction of photosynthesis that converts carbon dioxide into sugar (glucose) molecules. More »

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Plant leaves contain chloroplasts, which have chlorophyll that absorbs light energy from the sun. Chlorophyll is the green pigment that is important for the process of photosynthesis in plants. More »

In plant cells, chloroplasts perform photosynthesis, a process that converts light energy from the sun into chemical energy in the form of glucose. Plants can later use this stored chemical energy to carry out activities... More »

Sunlight is needed for photosynthesis because the solar energy is what is converted to chemical energy by the plant's chloroplasts. This energy is necessary for the production of glucose, which provides usable energy for... More »

Photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the sun's energy to glucose, takes place during daylight hours when the plant's leaves are exposed to sunlight. This process only occurs in green plants and in some pro... More »