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Faculty of Science and Mathematics
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
LABORATORY REPORT
SBF1013: GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY
Semester 1 Session 2012/2013
LABORATORY 7b: Photosynthesis (Starch production during photosynthesis)

PREPARED BY:
EVA KHO JIUN TYNGE20111002619
YII YUANN CHIE20111002618
LIM SHIU MANE20111002628
GAYTHIRI A/P SEENEE E20111002635
LAAVANYA A/P NYANASAIGRANE20111002578
KAVITHIRAKASWIN A/P KUMARCHELVANE20111002632
BAAVITHRA A/P GOPAL KISHNAME20111002590
MUHAMAD AZIM BIN AZUIDINE20111002704

TUTOR:
CIK AZI AZEYANTY JAMALUDIN

Introduction:
Animal and plant both synthesize fats and proteins from carbohydrate. Thus, glucose is a basic energy source for all living organisms. The oxygen released(with water vapour, in transpiration) as a photosynthetic byproduct, principally of, phytoplankton, provides most of the atmospheric oxygen vital to respiration in plants and animals, and animals in turn produce carbon dioxide necessary to plant. Photosynthesis can therefore be considered the ultimate source of life for nearly all plants and animals by providing the source of energy that drives all their metabolic processes. Photosynthesis is a process in which green plants utilize the energy of sunlight to manufacture carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water in the presence of chlorophyll. Some of the plants that lack chlorophyll, such as the Indian pipe, secure their nutrients from organic material, as do animals, and a few bacteria manufacture their own carbohydrates with hydrogen and energy obtained from inorganic compounds (e.g., hydrogen sulfide) in a process called chemosynthesis. However, the vast majority of plants contain chlorophyll—concentrated, in the higher land plants, in the leaves. In these plants water is absorbed by the roots and carried to the leaves by the xylem, and carbon dioxide is obtained from air that enters the leaves through the stomata and diffuses to the cells containing chlorophyll....
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