Compound used by cells to store and release energy
Adenosine triphosphate
Process used by plants to capture light energy and convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen
Photosynthesis
Light absorbing molecule used by plants to absorbe the sun's enrgy
Pigment
Principle pigment of plants and other photosynthesis organisms
Chlorophyll
Organelle found in plants that captures energy from the sun and turns it into chemicle energy
chloroplast
Reaction in photosynthesis that converts light energy to ATP
Light dependant reaction
Reactions in photosynthesis that does not need light
Light independant reaction
First set of reactions in cellular respiration in which a molecule is broken into two molecules of pyruvic acid
Glycolysis
Process that relaeses by breaking down glucose and other food molecules
Cellular respiration
Process by which cells release energy in the absence of oxygen
Fermentation
Process that does not require oxygen
Anaerobic
Process that requires oxygen
Aerobic
Second stage of cellular respiration in which pyruvic acid is broken down into carbon dioxide in a series of energy extracting reactions
Krebs cycle