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Secondary II • 1yr.

Hello! Can humans and plants do both photosynthesis and cellular respiration?

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    Team Alloprof • 1yr.

    Thank you for your question 😉

    Photosynthesis can only occur in plant cells, because only these contain chloroplasts, which contain chlorophyll. It is this pigment which is responsible for the absorption of light energy, which starts the reaction.

    Cellular respiration occurs in cells that contain mitochondria. This reaction is therefore present in both plant and animal cells.

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