12 - Chloroplasts and Sunlight • All organic matter is...

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Chloroplasts and Sunlight
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All organic matter is produced by photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is a series of light-driven reactions that use atmospheric carbon dioxide as the carbon source, electrons from water and the energy from sunlight to create sugars. Carried out in chloroplasts.
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Chloroplasts carry out their energy conversions similar to mitochondria. The entire organelle is surrounded by a double membrane structure called the chloroplast envelope . The light-capturing systems, electron transport chain and ATP synthase are located in a third membrane called the thylakoid membrane.
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The thylakoid membrane is arranged in a set of flattened disclike sacs called the thylakoids . And there is a third internal compartment inside these sacs called the thylakoid space .
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Compare and contrast mitochondria and chloroplasts.
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The reactions involved in photosynthesis can be divided into two broad categories: photosynthetic electron transfer and Carbon fixation reactions. 2. Photosynthetic electron-transfer
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course BIOL 308 taught by Professor Ragsdale during the Fall '07 term at Winona.

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