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What does a plant use to produce energy?

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July 05, 2010 3:07PM

"the sun

More accurately, plants don't prouce energy they just change it between different forms.

In photosynthesis they convert energy from light and carbon dioxide, into energy stored as glucose.

Plants may then also use this glucose in respiration, converting the stored chemical energy into something called ATP (adenosine-tri-phosphate). ATP is like the energy currency that many living things use.