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Photosynthesis and dense coverings

What happens to photosynthesis when there is a dense covering such as thick forests, clouds or dust from volcano eruptions. What happens to caron dioxide and oxygen levels. What test can be done in a lab? Also, Where can I find more online information.

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Photosynthesis is the process of converting light energy to chemical energy and storing it in the bonds of sugar by plants and some bacteria. This process occurs in plants and some algae (Kingdom Protista). Plants need only light energy, CO2, and H2O to make sugar.

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