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2.10: Photosynthesis

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ATP Adenosine triphosphate; usable form of energy inside the cell.
autotroph Organism that produces complex organic compounds from simple inorganic molecules using a source of energy such as sunlight.
cellular respiration Process of breaking down glucose to obtain energy in the form of ATP.
chloroplast Organelle that carries out photosynthesis in plants.
glucose Simple sugar with the chemical formula C6H12O6; a product of photosynthesis.
heterotroph Organism which obtains carbon from outside sources.
photosynthesis Process by which specific organisms (including all plants) use the sun's energy to make their own food from carbon dioxide and water; process that converts the energy of the sun, or solar energy, into carbohydrates, a type of chemical energy.
producer Organism that produces food (glucose) for itself and other organisms.

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