Organism that can capture energy fron sunlight or chemicals and use it to produce its own food from inorganic compounds; also called a producer.
Organism that obtains energy from the foods it consumes; also called a consumer.
One of the principle chemical compounds that living things use to store and release energy.
Process by which plants and some other organisms use light energy to convert wtaer and carbon dioxide into oxygen and high-energy carbohydrates such as sugars and starches.
Principle pigment of plants and other photosynthetic organisms;captures light energy .
Saclike photosynthetic membrane found in chloroplasts.
Light-collecting units of the chloroplast.
Opening in the underside of a leaf that allows carbon dioxide and oxygen to diffuse into and out of the leaf.
One of the carrier molecules that transfers high-energy electrons from chlorophyll to other molecules.
Reactions of photosynthesis that use energy from light to produce ATP and NADPH.
Large protein that uses energy from H+ ions to bind ADP and a phosphate group together to produce ATP.
Reactions of photosynthesis in which energy from ATP and NADPH is used to buil high energy compounds such as sugars.