Be able to write the overall equation forCellular respiration.

While oxygen is necessary for the process of respiration, glucose plays a crucial role in the diet; and that explains why the photosynthesis is important for all the lifeforms on the planet - including humans.

Hence photosynthesis and respiration lie on complete opposite ends of the spectrum.

As a result, they carry out photosynthesis to release oxygen, then absorb the oxygen to carry out respiration and release carbon dioxide, then absorb this carbon dioxide and carry out photosynthesis and so on, in a never ending energy production cycle.


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Living cells obtain the products of photosynthesis (sugar molecules) and undergo cellular respiration to produce ATP molecules.

The figure illustrates how closely photosynthesis and respiration are linked. As you can see, thanks to these two life-sustaining processes, plants and animals depend on each other to survive.