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  • brajesh

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    Plants use the energy derived from photosynthesis primarily for growth, maintenance, and reproduction. Here’s how they utilize this energy:

    1. Production of Biomass: The primary function of photosynthesis is to convert light energy, water, and carbon dioxide into glucose (a simple sugar) and oxygen. Glucose serves as a source of energy and building blocks for the plant’s growth. It is used to synthesize complex carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and other organic molecules that makeup plant tissues.

    2. Cellular Respiration: Plants use some of the glucose produced during photosynthesis for cellular respiration. This process releases energy that the plant cells use to carry out essential functions such as metabolism, transport of nutrients and water, and maintaining cellular structures.

    3. Storage: Plants store excess glucose as starch in various parts such as roots, tubers, seeds, and fruits. This starch serves as a reserve of energy that can be used later during periods of low light, winter dormancy, or for the growth of new tissues.

    4. Supporting Reproduction: The energy from photosynthesis also supports reproductive processes in plants. It helps in the formation of flowers, the production of nectar and pollen, and the development of seeds and fruits, ensuring the continuation of the plant species.

    In summary, photosynthesis provides plants with the energy they need to grow, maintain their structures, reproduce, and store reserves for future use, thereby sustaining their life cycle and contributing to the overall ecosystem.

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