The photosynthetic process is essential to life. Not only are the carbon skeletons that form the structural basis for plants and animals synthesized during photosynthesis, but the energy needed for their maintenance and increase is captured in useable forms from sunlight. Consequently, the photosynthetic process has received unrivaled attention by plant physiologists.
Dichmann, Donald I.
"Photosynthetic Efficiency of Woody Plants,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 60
, Article 8.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol60/iss1/8