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Biology. Chapter 8
organisms that make their own food
consumers, they rely on other organisms for their energy and food supply
one of the principal chemical compounds that living things use to store and release energy
process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugars
green pigment in plants that absorbs light energy used to carry out photosynthesis
saclike photosynthetic membranes
light collecting units of the chloroplast
the region outside the thylakoid membranes
one of the carrier molecules that transfers high-energy electrons from chlorophyll to other molecules
light dependent reactions
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 make ATP
reactions of photosynthesis in which energy from ATP and NADPH is used to build high-energy compounds such as sugars