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photosynthesis

 [fo″to-sin´thĕ-sis]
a chemical combination caused by the action of light; specifically the formation of carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water in the chlorophyll tissue of plants under the influence of light. adj., adj photosynthet´ic.

pho·to·syn·the·sis

(fō'tō-sin'thĕ-sis),
1. The compounding or building up of chemical substances under the influence of light.
2. The process by which green plants, using chlorophyll and the energy of sunlight, produce carbohydrates from water and carbon dioxide, liberating molecular oxygen in the process.
[photo- + G. synthesis, a putting together]

photosynthesis

/pho·to·syn·the·sis/ (fo″to-sin´thĭ-sis) a chemical combination caused by the action of light; specifically, the formation of carbohydrates from carbon dioxoide and water in the chlorophyll tissue of plants under the influence of light.photosynthet´ic

photosynthesis

(fō′tō-sĭn′thĭ-sĭs)
n.
The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and a source of hydrogen (usually water), using light as an energy source. Most forms of photosynthesis release oxygen as a byproduct.

pho′to·syn·thet′ic (-sĭn-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
pho′to·syn·thet′i·cal·ly adv.

photosynthesis

[fōtōsin′thəsis]
Etymology: Gk, phos + synthesis, putting together
a process by which plants, algae, and some bacteria containing chlorophyll synthesize organic compounds, chiefly carbohydrates, from atmospheric carbon dioxide and water, using light for energy and liberating oxygen in the process. photosynthetic, adj.

pho·to·syn·the·sis

(fō'tō-sin'thĕ-sis)
1. The compounding or building up of chemical substances under the influence of light.
2. The process by which green plants, using chlorophyll and the energy of sunlight, produce carbohydrates from water and carbon dioxide, liberating molecular oxygen in the process.
[photo- + G. synthesis, a putting together]

photosynthesis

the process by which plants convert carbon dioxide and water into organic chemicals using the energy of light, with the release of oxygen. Photosynthesis occurs in green plants which are known as AUTOTROPHS. CYANOBACTERIA also carry out photosynthesis. See LIGHT REACTIONS and CALVIN CYCLE.

photosynthesis (fōˈ·tō·sinˑ·th·sis),

n metabolic process by which plants and some bacteria use carbon dioxide and sunlight to produce glucose. Oxygen is a by product of this process.

photosynthesis

a chemical combination caused by the action of light; specifically the formation of carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water in the chlorophyll tissue of plants under the influence of light.
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A recent analysis has shown that altering the distribution, angles, and albedo of leaves within a canopy substantial increases the photosynthetic efficiency of solar energy, water, and nitrogen use.
protuberata, and CThTV appeared to have no significant influence on tomato photosynthetic rate at both examined soil temperatures (Table 2).
We hypothesized that (a) the community would have higher responses under more severe light limitation and (b) the recovery of charophyte photosynthetic performance would be faster under less severe disturbances.
Such nutrient pulses have potentially an important role in regulating photosynthetic production and growth and species composition of macroalgal communities (Carpenter, 1985; Pedersen and Borum, 1996; Field et al.
In mass algal cultivation both closed photobioreactors and open cultivation systems, difficulties to determine the photosynthetic yield increase due to high light absorption and high cell density and heterogeneity (spatial-temporal variations) in the cultivation systems (Masojidek et al.
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In order to ascertain the growth, yield and photosynthetic responses of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
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