Photosynthesis is performed by the Thylakoid and Chloroplast parts.
Photosynthesis is the process of Utilizing Light (Lux) to produce Glucose from CO2. This means that photosynthesis will only be viable in locations with high brightness and CO2 concentration, so make sure your current location can support this process before trying to rely on it. Photosynthesizing parts are also quite heavy, so be prepared for slower movement.
Use and Strategy
Photosynthesis is available to both prokaryotes and eukaryotes through Thylakoids and Chloroplasts respectively. Due to the patch-wide presence of light and CO2, photosynthesis can be an incredibly useful means of passive glucose generation that will ensure the player always has a reliable source of energy so long as they correctly balance their rate of glucose production with consumption. Due to being heavier than most other cell parts, cells that specialize in photosynthesize will be slower than many others, and will likely need to rely on physical defenses instead of outrunning predators.
This prokaryotic part takes up a single hex of space, but also produces glucose at a relatively slow pace. Possessing around 2 Thylakoids per Metabolosome (At 100% Lux) is a reliable method to make sure you will always produce more glucose than you consume as a prokaryote.
Chloroplasts take up three hexes of space, making them one of the largest common organelles. They are quite heavy, but produce glucose at a much more rapid pace compared to Thylakoids. Utilizing one chloroplast for every couple of mitochondria is reliable way to ensure that you produce enough glucose to sustain yourself.
Function in Reality