Connection between Photosynthesis and Respiration

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Table Of Contents: Connection between Photosynthesis and Respiration

1. Opposite Processes
Photosynthesis and cellular respiration are opposite processes.
2. Comparing Equations
The products from one process are used as the raw materials for the other process. Energy is required for photosynthesis, but energy is released during cellular respiration.
3. Cycle of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide
Together, these two processes form a cycle that helps maintain constant levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere.