Page 326E: Photosynthesis, Respiration, and Plant Responses
What is Photosynthesis?
Visit this site by Arizona State University to see an annotated list of links to sites that describe photosynthesis. Each site listed includes an age range for the information given at that site. This is a good place to start a web search for sites on plants and photosynthesis.
Introduction to Photosynthesis
Go to this site to read a short history of the evolution and discovery of photosynthesis. Scroll down and click on next page to learn more about the physics of photosynthesis.
At this site you can read a comprehensive discussion of photosynthesis. The site discusses everything about photosynthesis, from leaves and their structure to the nature of light. It includes a set of review questions and links to other photosynthesis sites.
Visit this site for an overview of cellular respiration. The site discusses glycolysis and the oxidation of pyruvic acid to carbon dioxide and water. It includes a discussion of the physical structure of mitochondria.
Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
Go to this site to learn more about cellular respiration and fermentation, two ways a cell can harvest energy from food. The site includes a description of the three steps in cell respiration: glycolsis, the Krebs cycle, and the electron transport chain.