Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis - Photosynthesis 0. The capture and...

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Photosynthesis 0. The capture and conversion of light energy into usable chemical energy. 1. Carbon dioxide and water in the presence of chlorophyll will convert light into glucose, oxygen and water. Structures of photosynthesis 2. Chloroplast 3. Organelle where photosynthesis occurs . 4. Inside each chloroplast: 0. Stroma- liquid filled space 1. Granum- one stack of discs; grana is plural 2. Thylakoid- individual disc- where photosynthesis actually takes place Pigments 5. Inside each thylakoid are pigments . 6. Pigment 3. Substance that absorbs light. Photosynthetic pigments use visible light Wavelengths of 400 to 700 ROY G BIV- colors of the rainbow Types of pigments 7. Chlorophyll 8. Main pigments of photosynthesis 4. Chlorophylls a, b, c 9. They absorb light in the blue, violet and red regions 10. They reflect green wavelength.
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Accessory pigments 11. Carotenoids 12. Absorb blue green and blue violet wavelengths that chlorophyll does not. 13.
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2011 for the course BSC 1005 taught by Professor Vanden during the Spring '09 term at Broward College.

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