Ecology exam 2

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Ecology exam 2
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  1. Autotroph:
    An organism capable of developing organic molecules from simple inorganic molecules using either chemical or light energy
  2. Heterotroph
    An organism that cannot fix carbon and therefore must obtain organic molecules from other eating organisms
  3. Photosynthesis
    a chemical process that converts carbon dioxide and water into organic compounds, especially sugars, using light energy
  4. Respiration
    • metabolic assimilation of oxygen, accompanied by breakdown of organic
    • compounds, release of energy, and production of carbon dioxide and water
  5. Net Photosynthesis
    photosynthesis – respiration; units are moles CO2 per unit leaf area per unit time

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