Definition of photosynthate in English:


Syllabification: pho·to·syn·thate
Pronunciation: /ˌfōtōˈsinTHāt


  • A sugar or other substance made by photosynthesis.
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    • This was accompanied by an increase of carbohydrate partitioning towards the root, especially of starch and sucrose, because photosynthates produced could not be used for growth.
    • Photosynthesis, partitioning of photosynthates and growth need to be highly co-ordinated to allow efficient plant development and growth.
    • The carbon-containing products of photosynthesis are called photosynthates.

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