||An anabolic process.
||A catabolic process.
||Complex organic food is synthesized from simple inorganic food.
||Complex organic foods are oxidized into simple inorganic forms.
||Carbon dioxide is absorbed.
||Carbon dioxide is evolved.
||Oxygen is evolved.
||Oxygen is absorbed.
||It occurs in presence of light.
||It occurs day and night. Light is not essential for this process.
||It occurs only in green plants.
||It takes place in all plants and animals.
||Presence of chlorophyll is necessary.
||Presence of chlorophyll is not necessary.
||Food is accumulated and dry weight of plant is increased.
||Weight decreases due to consumption of food.
||Carbon dioxide and water are used as raw materials.
||Glucose and oxygen are used as raw materials.
||It is an endothermic process.
||It is an exothermic process.
||Energy is stored during this process.
||Energy is released during this process.
||It occurs in chloroplast.
||It occurs in mitochondria and cytoplasm.
||The end products are glucose and oxygen.
||The end products are carbon dioxide and water.
||Radiant energy is converted to potential energy.
||Potential energy is converted into kinetic energy
||One glucose molecule is synthesized.
||One glucose molecule is oxidized.
||18 ATP molecules are utilized.
||38 ATP molecules are formed.
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Differences between photosynthesis and respiration