|Photosynthesis mechanism in green Plant. Trough the help of sunlight, carbon dioxide and water can be converted into glucose|
Photosynthesis is a process to synthesize food by using light energy. The light energy source is the sun that has light spectrum of infra red, red orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, and ultraviolet. The light used in photosynthesis is visible light spectrum (violet-red).
Photosynthesis is done by green plants, some bacteria, and some protists. In this process, sun energy is used to convert 6 water molecules and 6 carbon dioxide molecules into 1 glucose molecule and 6 oxygen molecules. The equation of photosynthesis is.
Plants get water from ground in the form of ground water. The water enters the plants through root, and it is carried up to leaves through xylem. Meanwhile, carbon dioxide from the air enters the leaves through stomata.
Source: Life The science of biology, 2003