Photosynthesis is a process that captures sunlight and converts it into chemical compounds used by organisms to power their metabolism.
In multicellular autotrophs, the main structures that allow photosynthesis to take place include chloroplasts, thylakoids, and chlorophyll.
Light-dependent and light independent-reactions are two successive reactions that occur in photosynthesis.
All electromagnetic radiation, or light energy, travels at a particular wavelength and carries a certain amount of energy.
Pigments, like chlorophyll and carotenoids, absorb and reflect light at a certain region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Light-dependent reactions, which take place in photosystem I and II, convert solar energy into NADPH and ATP.
The Calvin cycle is organized into three basic stages: fixation, reduction, and regeneration.
All organisms need energy to perform life functions, and energy that is released is reused in other ways.