Photosynthesis in Plants | Photosynthesis | Chart
This data was compared to that of the standard action spectrum for photosynthesis of visible light (this profiles the relative effectiveness of different wavelengths of radiation in driving the process of photosynthesis).
WC72 - Photosynthesis, Chart - Southern Biological
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.
Photosynthesis is the first stage of energy flow through an ecosystem. You and all other animals on earth rely on the energy that plants store for life. But animals aren’t the only organisms that burn energy. Plants burn energy as they grow, too. In both plants and animals, the process of — which releases stored energy for use — occurs in the mitochondria inside each cell.