carbon dioxide + water (+ light energy) → glucose + oxygen
That's whywe call it PHOTOsynthesis.
Under moderate temperature conditions when C3 plants have sufficient water, the supply of carbon dioxide is abundant and photorespiration is not a problem. The CO2 concentration of the atmosphere as of 2004 was about 380 ppm and this CO2 freely diffuses through the stomata of leaves and across the membranes of the while water diffuses out through the stomata. But during hot and dry conditions, the stomata close to prevent excessive water loss and the continuing fixation of carbon in the dramatically reduces the relative concentration of CO2. When it reaches a critical level of about 50 ppm the rubisco stops fixing CO2 and begins to fix O2 instead. Even though the detoured process feeds some PGA back into the cycle, the photorespiration process causes rubisco to operate at only about 25% of its optimal rate.
Here is the equation for photosynthesis:
Photosynthesis results in an increase in ; i.e. there is more carbohydrate in the plant. They can turn some of the glucose into fat or protein. They have to make lots of different chemicals to grow, but the two most important ones are fats and proteins. To do this they need energy (growth requires energy from glucose). Plants also have to make a very special chemical called DNA: this is the hereditary chemical of all animals and plants. They must also make lots of new chlorophyll.
Which word equation summarizesphotosynthesis?
The carbon dioxide (CO2) then combines with water (H2O), and in the presence of sunlight then creates sugar (CH2O) and releases oxygen (O2) in the process as well.
Write the number &name of the principle area of photosynthesis.
Plants get carbon dioxide from the air through their leaves. The carbon dioxide diffuses through small holes in the underside of the leaf called stomata. (One of these holes is called a stoma. The plural is stomata.)