Tag Archives: photosynthesis

Do Plants breath ?

By | January 1, 2022

Breathing can be described as ” Taking in Oxygen and expelling out CO2 through lungs”. This is also called as external respiration“. What is the difference between breathing and respiration? Both breathing and respiration are vital for living organisms to survive. Even though there is a significant difference between breathing and respiration but are mostly… Read More »

Fermentation – Cellular Respiration (Part – III)

By | October 20, 2021

Introduction : Glucose happens to be important and common fuel for many organisms. The process of breaking down of glucose in multistep manner to extract energy present in its C-C bonds (chemical bonds) is called “Cellular Respiration“. Only green plants, Algae and Cyanobacteria have the ability to prepare their own food by the process of… Read More »

What is Anoxygenic Photosynthesis

By | October 13, 2021

Photosynthesis is a process, where organisms use inorganic molecules such as carbon di oxide and convert it into carbohydrates (food) using sunlight. In this manner organisms capable of performing photosynthesis can generate energy that helps their growth. Different organisms perform Photosynthesis : Green sulfur bacteria, Acidobacteria, Cyanobacteria, Algae , Plants etc. Depending on the products… Read More »

Factors affecting photosynthesis – Photosynthesis in plants (Part – VII)

By | October 7, 2021

In the last part of photosynthesis series , we shall look into factors governing the process of photosynthesis in plants and also importance of photosynthesis to both plants and other organisms. Earlier blogs can be read : Part I of Photosynthesis : Introduction Part II – Light Reaction PART III – Calvin Cycle Part VI –… Read More »

Comparison – C3, C4 and CAM pathways ( Photosynthesis in plants- Part VI )

By | September 27, 2021

In the previous 5 blogposts we looked into different important events taking place during the process of photosynthesis in plants. please find the links for those blogs below – Part I of Photosynthesis : Introduction Part II – Light Reaction PART III – Calvin Cycle Part VI – Differences between Light and Dark reactions or Calvin… Read More »

Photorespiration, C4 Pathway and CAM metabolism pathway – Photosynthesis in plants (Part V)

By | September 23, 2021

Evolution (cumulative changes in a population or species through time), is crucial for survival and flourishing of all species or populations. According to endosymbiosis theory, all the eukaryotic life which we see today had evolved from the Archaea bacteria. Evolution has also played an important part in process of photosynthesis- from bacteria to plants. Photosynthesis… Read More »

Difference between Light and dark Reactions – Photosynthesis in Plants Part – IV

By | September 21, 2021

Light and Dark reactions ( Calvin cycle / C3 Cycle) are sequential reactions which occur during Photosynthesis process. In this post we will look into some important differences between these two vital aspects which are essential for synthesis of food in Plants and some other organisms. Difference Light Reaction Dark or Calvin Cycle Place of… Read More »