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The Wonders of Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Linking Photosynthesis to Cellular Respiration

Table of Contents
Photosynthesis (Light Reactions)
Photosynthesis (Dark Reactions)
Affecting Factors of Photosynthesis
Cellular Respiration (Glycolysis)
Cellular Respiration (Aerobic Respiration)
Linking Photosynthesis to Cellular Respiration

   Photosynthesis and cellular respiration are very closely related in many different ways. They both use the electron transport chain, both occur in the autotrophs of the world, both have a lot to do with energy, and they use the same equation(being that the products of cellular respiration are the reactants in photosynthesis, and the products of photosynthesis are the reactants of cellular respiration).
   During photosynthesis it uses the electron transport chain to transport the electrons to convert light energy into chemical energy for it to be stored into ATP and NADPH. In respiration, the aerobic respiration uses the  electron transport chain to produce ATP and release energy.

   Energy plays a very important role in the processes of cellular respiration and photosynthesis. Energy is produced during photosynthesis. Inside of cellular respiration energy is released, but can also produce up to 38 molecules of ATP for the food molecules needed to be inside of the plant and for photosynthesis to start over!
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