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ox'ygen cy"cle



Ecol.
the process by which oxygen released into the atmosphere by photosynthetic organisms is taken up by aerobic organisms while the carbon dioxide released as a by-product of repiration is taken up for photosynthesis.

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oxygenateoxygen debt

 

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