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BSC 1010- 25977 Fri 04/01/10 Prof Ghonaim Lab 8 Photosynthesis Photosynthesis is a process that converts carbon dioxide into organic compounds, especially sugars, using the energy from sunlight. All organisms require energy for their chemical reactions. These reactions may be involved with reproduction, growth, or other activities. Photosynthetic organisms such as plants use light energy to produce carbohydrate (glucose). Glucose can be used at a later time to supply the energy needs of the cell. Photosynthesis is therefore a process in which the energy in sunlight is stored in the bonds of glucose for later use. ●The equation for photosynthesis shows that these compounds are used to produce glucose. 6CO 2 + 6H 2 O + Energy C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2 ●The two major reactions in photosynthesis: Light Reactions and the Calvin Cycle Reactions Light-dependent reaction: This is the light reactions of photosynthesis is designed to show, in 4 stages, the major events in the synthesis of ATP and NADPH in the thylakoids of chloroplasts.
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 1010 taught by Professor Febres during the Spring '10 term at Valencia.

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Lab 8groupE - BSC 1010 25977 Fri Prof Ghonaim Lab 8...

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