Which statement best describes the relationship between photosynthesis and cellular respiration? Photosynthesis removes carbon from the atmosphere, and cellular respiration releases carbon back into the atmosphere. Photosynthesis is part of the carbon cycle, and cellular respiration is not. Only plants perform photosynthesis, and only animals perform cellular respiration. Photosynthesis releases carbon into the atmosphere, and cellular respiration removes carbon from the atmosphere.
Photosynthesis removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Cellular respiration releases oxygen into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide.