Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 57 - Ecosystems - 57.3 - Food Webs Transfer Energy and Nutrients from Primary Producers to Consumers - 57.3 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1236: 2


The process of photosynthesis takes up atmospheric carbon in the form of carbon dioxide and generates organic molecules like glucose that reside on land. The grounded carbon is returned to the atmosphere via respiration, which happens in plants and animals.

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