Maximum of the energy in sunlight being converted to chemical energy in reduced sugars

Range 8 - 10 %
Organism Plants
Reference Kirschbaum MUF (2011) Does enhanced photosynthesis enhance growth? Lessons learned from CO2 enrichment studies. Plant Physiol 155: 117–24 p.117 right column top paragraphPubMed ID21088226
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Comments "Photosynthesis is a relatively inefficient process, with only a maximum of 8% to 10% of the energy in sunlight being converted to the chemical energy in reduced sugars (primary sources). Further considering carbon losses from autotrophic respiration and limitations by other factors such as water and nutrient limitations, realized conversion efficiencies are typically just 2% to 4% of the energy received in sunlight (BNID 110843, primary sources)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110844