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Photosynthesis: The Calvin Cycle Life from Air
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The Calvin Cycle Whoops! Wrong Calvin…
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Remember what it means to be a plant… ± Need to produce all organic molecules necessary for growth ² carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids ± Need to store chemical energy (ATP) produced from light reactions ² in stable form ² can be moved around plant ² saved for a rainy day
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Autotrophs + water + energy glucose + oxygen carbon dioxide 6CO 2 6H 2 O C 6 H 12 O 6 6O 2 light energy ++ + ± Making energy & organic molecules from light energy ² photosynthesis It seems less complicated the 8 thousandth time you see it!
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Light reactions ± Convert solar energy to chemical energy ² ATP ² NADPH ± What can we do now? energy reducing power build stuff !!
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How is that helpful? ± Want to make C 6 H 12 O 6 ² synthesis ² How? From what? What raw materials are available? CO 2 C 6 H 12 O 6 NADPH NADP reduce CO 2 carbon fixation NADP
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From CO 2 C 6 H 12 O 6 ± CO 2 has very little chemical energy ² fully oxidized ± C 6 H 12 O 6 contains a lot of chemical energy ² reduced ² endergonic ±
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