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Malayan Colleges MindanaoPHOTOSYNTHESIS & ATP/ADPSubmitted by:Anna Jane L. ManagbanagSubmitted to:Ma’am Elenita LaganzonGeneral Biology TeacherNovember 8, 2019
PHOTOSYNTHESISPhotosynthesis is a process in which plants use energy from the sun to convertwater, carbon dioxide, and minerals into oxygen and organic compounds. This is howpeople and plants become dependent on each other in order to sustain life and energythrough the process of photosynthesis (Staff, 2017). They use this energy to make foodwhich they store as sugar glucose. However, glucose is not just for food, it can also bedone through many aspects. As such, Helmenstine (2018) stated that sugar glucosehas other purposes, too. For example, plants use glucose as a building block to buildstarch for long-term energy storage and cellulose to build structures. Looking from that,Photosynthesis has its own contribution to the lives of living organisms and is directlyrelated to the survival of all the other living creatures on earth. It does not just supplyoxygen, without which, breathing and being alive would be difficult (Ghosh, 2018). Withthat gist about Photosynthesis, let’s dig in deeper to its processes, which are involvedinto two reactions: light dependent and light independent reactions.The two reactions use carrier molecules to transport the energy from one to theother. The carriers that move energy from the light-dependent reactions to the Calvincycle reactions can be thought of as “full” because they bring energy. After the energy isreleased, the “empty” energy carriers return to the light-dependent reactions to obtainmore energy (Open Oregon, 2016).Light Dependent ReactionsAccording to Khan Academy (2015), light dependent reactions are the reactionsthat that use light energy coming from the sun to make two molecules needed for thenext stage of photosynthesis. As such, the reactants in this reaction are told to beadenosine diphosphate (ADP), oxidized nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate(NADP+) and the hydrogen in water. The energy of the absorbed light transfershydrogen ions and electrons to NADP+, changing it to nicotinamide adenine

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Photosynthesis, Adenosine triphosphate, Adenosine

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