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Unit 6.1 Biology

Unit 6.1 Biology Vocabulary

photosynthesis process by which plants and some other organisms use light energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and high-energy carbohydrates such as sugars and starches
autotroph an organism that makes its own food
heterotroph an organism that cannot make its own food
ATP adenosine triphosphate, an organic molecule that acts as the main energy source for cell processes.
reactant a chemical substance that is present at the start of a chemical reaction
product a chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction
chloroplast an organelle found in plant and algae cells where photosynthesis occurs
glucose sugar, manufactured during photosynthesis, main source of energy for plants and animals, metabolized during cellular respiration
stomata the small openings on the undersides of most leaves through which oxygen and carbon dioxide can move
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