9th Biology - Photosynthesis vocab

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9th Biology - Photosynthesis vocab
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  1. the process by which plants, algae and some bacteria use sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to produce carbs and oxygen
    Photosynthesis
  2. an organism that produces its own nutrients from inorganic substances or from the environment instead of consuming other organisms
    Autotroph
  3. an organism that obtains organic food molecules by eating other organisms or their by-products and that cannot synthesize organic compounds from inorganic materials
    Heterotroph
  4. a substance that gives another substance or a mixture its color
    Pigment
  5. a green pigment that is present in most plant cells, that gives plants their characteristic green color, and that reacts with sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to form carbs
    Chlorophyll
  6. a series of molecules found in the inner membrane of mitochondria and chloroplasts through which electrons pass in a process that causes protons to build upon one side of the membrane
    Electron Transport Chain
  7. the transfer of carbon dioxide to organic compounds
    Carbon Dioxide Fixation
  8. one of many openings in a leaf that enable gas exchange to occur
    Stoma
  9. fluid inside the chlorpolast
    Stroma
  10. cycle that uses ATP and NADPH from the light- dependent reactions to produce high-energy sugarsCalvin Cycle
    Calvin Cycle

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