• Biochemistry,  Biology

    PHOTOSYNTHESIS

    Photosynthesis (Photo = light; synthesis = to join) is the single most important process on earth on which depends the existence of human beings and almost all other living organisms. It is a process by which green plants, algae and chlorophyll containing bacteria utilize the energy of sunlight to synthesize their own food (organic matter) from simple inorganic molecules. An innumerable number of organic molecules which compose the living world are derived directly or indirectly from the photosynthetic organic matter. The oxidation of organic compounds releases stored energy to be utilized by the living organisms to carry out essential metabolic processes. It is important to note that photosynthesis is the…