Lauren Thompson

Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is the process of capturing energy and storing it in sugars. It takes place in the chloroplast of plant cells. It yields water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and glucose.

Cellular Respiration

Cellular respiration is the process of releasing energy that has previously been stored in sugars from photosynthesis. It takes place is the mitochondria of both plant and animal cells. It yields oxygen and glucose to produce water and carbon dioxide.

How The Processes Are Related

Photosynthesis takes water and carbon dioxide to capture energy and store them in sugars and produce oxogen and glucose. The oxygen and glucose are then used in cellular respiration to release the energy from the sugars and create water and carbon dioxide. The products of cellular respiration are then used to begin photosynthesis again. The two processes interact with each other to create a cycle.