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Photosynthesis

Where in a cell does photosynthesis occur?

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March 27, 2011 11:57AM

Photosynthesis occurs only in plant cells.

This is because only plant cells (unlike animal cells) contain chloroplasts. These chloroplasts are the site of photosynthesis in the plant cell, and contain the necessary pigment of chlorophyll which is required for photosynthesis to take place.

The photosynthesis equation is as follows:

CO2 + H2O (in the presence of light and Chlorophyll) = energy + O2