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Unformatted text preview: systems are assemblies of proteins, chlorophyll, & accessory pigments Two Photosystems (PSI and PSII) in thylakoids Each Photosystem is associated with a chain of electron carriers 13 14 Light­Independent Reactions Light­ NADPH and ATP from light­dependent reactions used to power glucose synthesis Light not directly necessary for light­independent reactions if ATP & NADPH available Light­independent reactions called the Calvin­Benson Cycle 15 The Calvin­Benson Cycle The Calvin­Benson Cycle 6 CO2 used to synthesize 1 glucose (C6H12O6) Carbon dioxide is captured and linked to ribulose bisphosphate (RuBP) ATP and NADPH from light dependent reactions used to power reactions 16 17 18 Global Warming Global Global warming / Climate Change is caused Global by increasing atmospheric CO2 levels due CO to the burning of fossil fuels. fossil Green plants can assist in minimizing the affects of global warming because...
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