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What is the most important chemical process on Earth?

Photosynthesis

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What does photosynthesis provide?

Organic fuel for heterotrophs (something that feeds on others) directly or indirectly

3

Photosynthesis produces how much sugar every year?

220 billion tons

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What do we depend on photosynthesis for?

Oxygen

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What organisms drive photosynthesis?

Photoautotrophs, Aquatic producers, Land producers

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What do photoautotrophs do?

Make own food with light. And convert that light energy into chemical energy.

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What do aquatic producers do?

Produce majority of atomospheric O2

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What are land producers?

trees, cacti, herbs

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What is the primary photosynthetic organ?

Leaves

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Where is the site of photosynthesis?

Chloroplasts

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Where are pigments embedded?

in thylakoid membranes