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photosynthesize

(fō′tō-sĭn′thĭ-sīz′)
v. photosynthe·sized, photosynthe·sizing, photosynthe·sizes
v.tr.
To synthesize by the process of photosynthesis.
v.intr.
To perform the process of photosynthesis.
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International Energy's proprietary microalgae photosynthesize carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) to naturally produce and accumulate liquid hydrocarbons, up to 30% of their dry biomass, thereby resolving the first major hurdle of identifying an ideal strain.
This gives the leaves more raw material to photosynthesize into food for the tree.
A good early wash followed by sunny weather helps leaves absorb sunlight and photosynthesize.
You will not photosynthesize - but you can help trees and other green plants do it.
Plankton desperately need trace micronutrients, especially iron, to grow and photosynthesize, and have traditionally received it in wind-borne dust from arid regions of the world.
Golden algae is aggressive and very unique because it can produce its own toxins, swim, photosynthesize and feed on other organisms.
A 3-inch mowing height is considered by turf experts to be an ideal length, as the longer grass blades will photosynthesize greater amounts of energy.
Another population most at risk for vitamin D deficiency is darker-skinned individuals, whose increased melanin, the natural substance that gives skin its pigment, reduces the skin's ability to photosynthesize vitamin D.
While much of the garden slumbers compliantly, safely dormant and secure against the ravages of wind chill and frost damage, evergreen shrubs and trees continue to respirate and photosynthesize.
They suspect, but haven't verified, that their finds include two new types of nitrogenase-producing organisms: bacteria that don't photosynthesize and ocean microbes that have formed symbiotic relationships with larger organisms.
This desert dweller is able to photosynthesize in its bark, which reduces both the need for leaf area and the risk of desiccation.
The nitrogen cycle-which has existed for billions of years -- transforms non-biologically useful forms of nitrogen found in the atmosphere into various biologically useful forms of nitrogen that are needed by living things to create proteins, DNA and RNA, and by plants to grow and photosynthesize.