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However, hexose and starch are the primary products, so the following generalised equation is often used to represent photosynthesis:

The internal structure of the leaf is also adapted to promote efficient photosynthesis:

But how does everything get there? Water and minerals first enter the plant through its root system and is then transferred up the plant via specialized vascular tissue called xylem. Eventually the water reaches the leaves where it can then be used in photosynthesis. The leaves also contain special openings called stomata that allow carbon dioxide to enter the cells to be used in photosynthesis and for oxygen to leave into the environment.

Student Sheet 3 - Investigating Photosynthesis with Leaf …

Chlorophyll is a green pigment found in leaf cells giving them their green color. These pigments can absorb light from the sun and use it for photosynthesis. Sugar Maple trees also contain other pigments called carotenoid, which are yellow/orange pigments, and anthocyanins, which are red pigments. The last two pigments are not seen in Maple Trees all times of the year, mostly because chlorophyll is highly expressed the rest of the time essentially washing out the other pigments.

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The transparent, colourless epidermis layer allows light to pass through to the palisade mesophyll cells where most of the photosynthesis takes place.

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The surface of the leaf is uniformly coated with a water-resistant, waxy cuticle, that protects the leaf from excessive evaporation of water as well as decreasing the absorption of ultraviolet or blue light to reduce heating.

Plant leaves are the primary site of photosynthesis

However, this was a signalling point to the idea that the bulk of a plant's biomass comes from the inputs of photosynthesis, not the soil itself.

Photosynthesis in plants occurs in two stages.

Half of all photosynthesis comes not from plants, but from bacteria and algae.

site of photosynthesis in a plant cell – …

By studying purple sulfur bacteria and green bacteria he was the first scientist to demonstrate that photosynthesis is a light-dependent redox reaction, in which hydrogen reduces carbon dioxide.

A plastid containing chlorophyll, the site of photosynthesis ..

The Artificial Photosynthesis group is a close collaboration involving five principal investigators whose expertise covers various aspects of chemical science and who pursue the common goal of advancing fundamental knowledge of processes leading to efficient conversion of sunlight to viable chemical fuels. We design and study chemical systems whose reactivity is inspired by natural photosynthesis, in which green plants convert sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and carbohydrates. The research efforts of the AP group are mainly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.