Photosynthesis :[n] synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants)
Photosynthesis in a sentence
To get energy from the food made by photosynthesis, oxygen is absorbed by plants and animals.
The movie below explains more about how the CO2 concentration in the air affects photosynthesis.
From day to day, warmer temperatures increase both respiration and photosynthesis, but respiration goes up faster.
The green aerial roots of these plants carry out photosynthesis.
The sugars produced by photosynthesis are rapidly converted into starch.
Changes in the level of CO2 have a clear effect on the rate of photosynthesis as the graph shows.
They trap solar energy, thus increasing the temperature at which photosynthesis is taking place.
Plant cells respire using some of the glucose produced during photosynthesis.
Light, temperature and the availability of carbon dioxide interact and in practice any one of them may be the factor that limits photosynthesis.
Often the leaves can do more photosynthesis at the top of the canopy than further down inside it, where there is less light.