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plant processes

sol 7.5

TermDefinition
photosynthesis the process by which green plants and other organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water.
respriration the process in living organisms involving the production of energy
stomata a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)
guard cells each of a pair of curved cells that surround a stoma, becoming larger or smaller according to the pressure within the cells.
chlorophyll Chlorophyll makes plants green. It's basically a group of green pigments used by organisms that convert sunlight into energy via photosynthesis.
chloroplast Contains chlorophyll, a green a green pigment that traps energy from sunlight and gives plants there color
light independent reaction The light-dependent reactions use light energy to make two molecules needed for the next stage of photosynthesis:
light dependent reaction the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.
energy pyramid An energy pyramid is a graphical model of energy flow in a community. The different levels represent different groups of organisms that might compose a food chain
mitochondrion produces a usable form of energy for the cell
autotrophs An autotroph is a plant that can make its own food.
consumers a person who purchases goods and services for personal use
herbibvore an animal that feeds on plants
omnivores an animal or person that eats foods of both plants and meats
herterotrophs an organism deriving its nutritional from complex organic substances
carnivores an animal that feeds on flesh
decomposers an organsim, especially a soil bacterium, fungus or invertebrate that decomposes organi
spongy layer a layer of loosely packed and irregularly shaped chlorophyll-bearing cells that fills the part of a leaf between the palisade layer and the lower epidermis -- called also spongy parenchyma, spongy tissue.
palisade layer the basic material from which a product is made.
raw materials material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing
oxygen Oxygen is air, the stuff we breathe, the thing that makes our lives possible. It is an element, a basic chemical found on the earth.
carbon dioxide a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis
Portfolio A portfolio is a large, flat briefcase used to hold papers and other loose materials, like maps or artwork. A portfolio is usually used to transport important documents, like examples of your graphic design work if you’re an artist.
glucose Glucose is simple sugar. It's all kinds of sugar, and it's in your blood, and your body needs it for energy. Most Americans sadly consume far more glucose than necessary, and have enlarged gluteus maximus muscles to show for it.
products When you start making something, the result is a product. Most products are offered for sale, like dairy products at the grocery store or kitchen products at Macy's.
Created by: kemora.boggs