Table of Contents
- Transportation of Water
- What’s Next?
In the previous segment of the chapter of ‘Nutrition in Plants’, we got introduced to
photosynthesis. In this segment, let us learn more about the process of photosynthesis.
How do Plants carry out the process of photosynthesis?
- Green plants are autotrophic and can prepare their own food.
- They need to assemble some basic raw materials to carry out the process of photosynthesis.
- The different requirements for photosynthesis are,
- Light: Photosynthesis depends on light for the synthesis of compounds. Thus, it is a light-dependent process. If there is no sunlight, this process will not take place.
- Carbon dioxide: It enters through tiny pores on the leaf surfaces. The minute pores on the surfaces of leaves through which plants exchange gases called Stomata. Guard cells surround the stomata and control the opening and closing of the stomatal pore.
- Water: Water is extremely important for the plant. It enters only through the roots of the plants.