Differentiate between photosynthesis and respiration.

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Differences between photosynthesis and respiration  are: 

1. Photosynthesis only occurs in green plants whereas, respiration occurs in all the living organisms.

2. The entire process of photosynthesis occurs in the chloroplasts whereas, respiration process occurs in the mitochondria.

3. Photosynthesis undergoes an anabolic process whereas, respiration undergoes the catabolic process.

4. Formation of food takes place during the process of photosynthesis takes place whereas, the breakdown of food in order to release energy takes place during respiration.

5. The chemical equation of photosynthesis is   6CO2 + 6H2O → C6H12O6+ 6O2  whereas, The chemical reaction of respiration is   C6H12O6 + 6O2 → 6CO2 + 6H2O.

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