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Photosynthesis in Higher Plants

  • Photosynthesis
    • The process by which green plants make their own food is called photosynthesis.
    • Photosynthesis is the process in which green plants synthesise food in the
      form of carbohydrate from carbon dioxide and water, utilizing solar energy.
    • 6CO2 + 12H2O → C6H12O6 + 6H2O + 6O2
    • The oxygen is evolved from the splitting of water while glucose is formed by reduction of
    • Chlorophyll is the green pigment found in the chloroplasts.
    • The chlorophyll pigments trap the photons of light and get excited and thus initiate the process of photosynthesis.
  • Major contribution in the process of photosynthesis
    • Joseph Priestley – Found out t…

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