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Six facts about photosynthesis

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  • The process mostly takes place in the chloroplasts of plant leaf mesophyll cells.

  • The energy for photosynthesis comes from light.

  • Light energy is converted to chemical energy by chlorophyll.

  • Photosynthesis is affected by temperature, light intensity, light wavelength and carbon dioxide level.

  • All living things depend on the organic molecules synthesised by plants as a result of photosynthesis.