Process of Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is the synthesis of food with the help of light energy
Here the light energy is converted to chemical energy
This process needs carbon dioxide, water and the photosynthetic pigments
Green plants manufacture their own food so they are autotrophic in nature
Fungi are heterotrophic as they depend on autotrophic plants for nutrition
Interestingly some bacteria’s too come under autotrophic classification
They are classified as the chemosynthetic autotrophs

chemical equation of photosynthesis is

6CO2 + 12H2O sunlight > C6H12O6 + 6H2O + 6O2