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Photosynthesis  [ Botany - Physiology]
Adjective: Photosynthetic

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  The most important characteristic of plants is their ability to photosynthesize, photosynthesis is the process in which plants, green algae, and some bacteria convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into oxygen and in the sugars that they need for growth.  
Light-sensitive pigments called chlorophylls and closely-related pigments like carotenoid are essential to the photosynthetic process. Thanks to photosynthesis plants are autotrophs, which means that they sustain themselves without eating other organisms or substances derived from other organisms. It sustain practically all living being directly or indirectly, making it vital to life on Earth.





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